Abstract Title:

[The some risk factors for atherosclerosis in men with coronary artery disease depending on the age].

Abstract Source:

Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2007 Jul;23(133):9-14. PMID: 18051823

Abstract Author(s):

Elwira Stasiakowska-Badura, Marek Kochmański

Article Affiliation:

Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior and Administration, Warsaw, Poland. [email protected]


The aim of this study was to search to the factors favouring the earlier revealing of a coronary artery disease by comparing selected immunological, hormonal and biochemical parameters between two groups--younger and older men with coronary artery disease and with responding control groups. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the study were included 93 men--60 with stable angina, confirmed by coronarography (at least 6 months after CABG, PTCA or myocardial infraction, with EF>40%) and 33 men without atherosclerotic changes in the coronary vessels, as the control group. The two groups were divided depending on age: the younger subgroups [under 60-ty years old--group A with CAD (n=30) and B without CAD (n=18)] and the older subgroup [over 70-ty years old group C with CAD (n=30) and D without CAD (n=15)]. RESULTS: Significantly lower concentration were noted for TNF-alpha--in control groups--by about 50% in the younger and 23% in the older group (r = 0.49) and homocysteine (by about 20% and 22% respectively, r = 0.40). Patients with CAD had higher concentration of CRP then in the control groups (by 52% and 54%, r = 0.28). Weak but positive correlation with the presence of a coronary heart disease was show for IgE and anti-gliadin antibodies (r = 0. 22-0.29). CONCLUSION: The younger and older men with CAD statistically significantly differed in concentration of TNF-alpha and homocysteine.

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2022 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.