Abstract Title:

Long- and short-term association of low-grade systemic inflammation with cardiovascular mortality in the LURIC study.

Abstract Source:

Clin Res Cardiol. 2019 Jul 1. Epub 2019 Jul 1. PMID: 31263995

Abstract Author(s):

Anna-Isabelle Kälsch, Hubert Scharnagl, Marcus E Kleber, Christian Windpassinger, Wolfgang Sattler, Jan Leipe, Bernhard K Krämer, Winfried März, Ernst Malle

Article Affiliation:

Anna-Isabelle Kälsch


BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to evaluate biomarkers representing low-grade systemic inflammation and their association with cardiovascular mortality in the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) study.

METHODS: The included 3134 consecutive patients underwent coronary angiography between June 1997 and May 2001 with a median follow-up of 9.9 years. Plasma levels of IL-6, and acute-phase reactants serum amyloid A (SAA) and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured. SAA and IL-6 polymorphisms were genotyped.

RESULTS: During a median observation time of 9.9 years, 949 deaths (30.3%) occurred, of these 597 (19.2%) died from cardiovascular causes. High plasma levels of IL-6, CRP and SAA were associated with unstable CAD, as well as established risk factors including type 2 diabetes mellitus, smoking, low glomerular filtration rate, low TGs and low HDL-C. After adjusting for established cardiovascular risk markers and the other two inflammatory markers, SAA was found to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular mortality after a short-term follow-up (6 months-1 year) with a HR per SD of 1.41. IL-6 was identified as an independent risk factor for long-term follow-up (3, 5, and 9.9 years) with HRs per SD of 1.21, 1.22 and 1.18. CRP lost significance after adjustment. Although 6 out of 27 SAA SNPs were significantly associated with SAA plasma concentrations, the genetic risk score was not associated with cardiovascular mortality.

CONCLUSIONS: The present findings from the large, prospective LURIC cohort underline the importance of inflammation in CAD and the prognostic relevance of inflammatory biomarkers that independently predict cardiovascular mortality.

Study Type : Human Study

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