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ISRN Cardiol. 2013 Dec 10;2013:854815. doi: 10.1155/2013/854815. eCollection 2013.

Relationship of plasma adiponectin levels with acute coronary syndromes and coronary lesion severity in north Indian population.

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  • 1Department of Cardiology, GB Pant Hospital and Associated Maulana Azad Medical College, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, New Delhi 110002, India.


Adiponectin is an adipocyte specific cytokine which, in contrast to other adipokines, has been described to have antiinflammatory, antithrombotic, and anti-atherogenic properties. This study evaluates the association between plasma adiponectin levels with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and angiographic coronary lesion severity in Indian population. Ninety patients included in the study were divided in two groups in 1 : 1 ratio-patients admitted with a diagnosis of ACS and those without ACS. Adiponectin and other risk markers are measured in forty-five consecutive patients in each group undergoing coronary angiography. Patients without ACS were found to have higher adiponectin (16.47 ± 7.88  μ g/mL) levels than patients with ACS (9.03 ± 3.13  μ g/mL) (P < 0.001). In multiple regression analysis adjusted for all other risk markers, higher adiponectin levels remain positively associated with a lower risk of ACS (P value > 0.002). The greatest increase in risk for ACS was seen at adiponectin levels ≤12.20  μ g/mL in study subjects. The adiponectin levels were inversely related to the angiographic severity of coronary artery stenosis increases (P value > 0.02). The study concluded that higher adiponectin levels are independently associated with lower risk of ACS, and patients with severe angiographic coronary artery disease have lower levels of adiponectin.

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