The predictive role of C-reactive protein in subjects with hypertension and subclinical atherosclerosis

Salvatore Novo, Manfredi Rizzo, Giuseppina Novo, Ida Maria Muratori, Giuseppe Coppola, Egle Corrado, Egle Corrado, Muratori, Novo, Giuseppe Coppola, Giuseppina Novo

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Background: Recent guidelines published by the joint European Society of Hypertension/European Society of Cardiology have suggested the inclusion of C-reactive protein (CRP) in the standard assessment of cardiovascular risk in hypertensive patients, but few data are available on the role of CRP in patients with carotid lesions. Methods: We studied 472 patients, 236 with and 236 without hypertension, sex- and age-matched, with and without early stages of atherosclerosis (e.g. those with an asymptomatic intima–media thickness of >0.9 mm), the influence of all the other traditional cardiovascular risk factors (e.g. older age, male sex, obesity, diabetes, smoking habit, family history of coronary artery disease, dyslipidaemia) and of high-sensitivity CRP levels on cerebrovascular and cardiovascular events in a 5-year follow up. Results: At the end of follow up, patients with hypertension had more events than those without (25% vs 17%, P < 0.05). Proportional hazard analysis revealed in the group of patients without hypertension the presence of baseline carotid lesions (P = 0.02) as predictor of events. In patients with hypertension, the presence of baseline carotid lesions (P = 0.04) and elevated CRP levels (P = 0.02) predicted clinical events. Patients with hypertension also showed a significant relationship between clinical events and quintiles of CRP levels (P < 0.01). Conclusion: Beyond the utility of high-sensitivity CRP levels in the prediction of early and late stages of atherosclerosis and subsequently on its association with clinical events, the therapeutic implications of these results remain to be evaluated by further studies
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)539-545
Numero di pagine7
RivistaInternal Medicine Journal
Volume39
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

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AU - Corrado, Egle

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AU - Novo, null

AU - Coppola, Giuseppe

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