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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-9

Effect of intensive statin therapy on coronary intervention outcomes, cardiac markers, vaspin, and adiponectin levels in elderly patients with coronary heart disease


1 Department of Blood Transfusion, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
2 Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
3 Department of Cardiology, General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command of PLA, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
4 Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Correspondence Address:
Yan Liang
Department of Blood Transfusion, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, No. 613, Huangpu Road (West), Guangzhou 510630, Guangdong
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2468-5585.179566

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Aim: To explore the effect of intensive statin therapy (different doses) on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) outcomes in elderly patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). Methods: In this Institutional Ethics Committee-approved study, 105 elderly patients (> 80-year-old) with CHD admitted into the First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University from June 2012 to June 2014 were randomly divided into three groups and received 20 mg/day, 40 mg/day, or 60 mg/day atorvastatin, respectively, before PCI surgery. Postsurgical (1 month after surgery) changes in major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs), cardiac markers, vaspin, and adiponectin levels were compared among the groups. Results: Among the study groups, the incidence of MACE and PCI-related myocardial infarction rate was the lowest in 60 mg group (2.9%) reaching significance (P < 0.05). Although postsurgical cardiac marker levels increased significantly (P < 0.05), the values were found inversely correlated to statin dose (P < 0.05). Postsurgical vaspin, adiponectin, and alanine aminotransferase levels significantly increased in 60 mg group (P < 0.05). There was no considerable difference between presurgical and postsurgical serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen levels in any group (P > 0.05). No study subjects showed statin-related myopathy. Conclusion: The application of 60 mg/d intensive statin therapy in short term could improve outcomes of PCI in patients with elderly CHD, maintain stable levels of cardiac markers, Vaspin and adiponectin, with exact effect and good safety.


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