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Journal:   AVICENNA JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE (SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF HAMADAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES)   FALL 2007 , Volume 14 , Number 3 (SN 45); Page(s) 5 To 9.
 
Paper: 

CORRELATION BETWEEN SERUM HIGH SENSITIVITY CRP LEVEL AND INHOSPITAL CARDIAC EVENTS IN THE PATIENTS WITH UNSTABLE ANGINA

 
 
Author(s):  KAZERANI H.*, RAI A.R.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOLOGY, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE KERMANSHAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES & HEALTH SERVICES, KERMANSHAH , IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction & Objective: Several studies have been performed to evaluate correlation of serum high sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) level with the prognosis of the patients with diagnosis of unstable angina, and by now different results were reported. The aim of this study was to assess correlation between serum hs-CRP level and inhospital prognosis and cardiac events in the patients with unstable angina.
Materials & Methods: This descriptive analytic study was performed from Sep 2004 till Feb 2006 in Shahid Beheshti hospital. Kermanshah, Iran. Sera were collected from 250 patients for hs-CRP measurement. Exclusion criteria were: acute ST elevation MI, non ST elevation MI, patients with history of recent infection, patients with recent trauma and patients with serum high sensitive CRP level more than 10 mg/lit. Patients were divided into two groups, first group whose serum hs-CRP level was less than 3 mg/lit and second group whose serum hs-CRP level was between 3 and 10 mg/lit. They were followed for recurrent chest pain, arrhythmias, pulmonary edema, acute myocardial infarction and in hospital death. Results were analyzed using x² and t-test.
Results: Mean age were 57±7.8 and 58±11.5 years in first group and second group respectively. There was statistically significant difference in some cardiac complications such as dyspnea, duration of hospitalization, recurrent chest pain, CCU admission (p<0.001) and in hospital myocardial infarction (p=0.03), between two groups. Some complications did not have significant difference such as pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, arrhythmia, S3, S4 and pulmonary rates .There was no mortality in both groups.
Conclusion: According to the results, we can use serum hs-CRP level for risk stratification in the patients with diagnosis of unstable angina. Obviously the patients with high serum hs- CRP level need more attention whether early invasive management help these patients, may be the matter of later studies.

 
Keyword(s): ANGINA, UNSTABLE, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
 
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