International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Research Article, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 7 Issue: 5

Serum Adiponectin Levels and Severity of Coronary Artery Disease by Gensini Score

Walaa Farid1, Rehab Ibraheem Yaseen1* and Alshaimaa Ali2

1Cardiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Egypt

2Sohag Cardiac Center, Sohag, Egypt

*Corresponding Author : Rehab Ibrahim Yaseen
Department of Cardiology, Menofia University, Abdel rahman Elsharkawy Street, Shebin El-Kom, Menoufia, Egypt
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Received: August 01, 2018 Accepted: September 20, 2018 Published: September 26, 2018

Citation: Farid W, Yaseen RI, Ali A (2018) Serum Adiponectin Levels and Severity of Coronary Artery Disease by Gensini Score. Int J Cardiovasc Res 7:5. doi: 10.4172/2324-8602.1000361


Background: Ischemic heart disease is the most common cause of death all over the world; its rate is expected to be accelerated in the next decade. Adiponectin is a protein hormone that modulates a number of metabolic processes, including glucose regulation and acid oxidation.

Objective: To correlate serum levels of adiponectin and CAD severity assessed by Gensini score.

Subjects and methods: Ninety subjects were recruited from catheterization unit (36 subjects with normal coronary arteries and 54 patients with CAD) and they were subdivided into four groups according to the number of affected vessel. Their modified Gensini score was calculated according to the severity of coronary lesions. Blood samples were withdrawn to measure adiponectin levels.

Results: Adiponectin levels were lower in patients with CAD than those with normal coronary arteries group by a highly significant statistically value (P<0.001). A significant negative correlation was found between adiponectin levels and modified Gensini score (r= -0.903; P<0.001). Adiponectin levels were significantly lower in patients with multi-vessels disease compared to patients with twovessel disease and single-vessel disease.

Conclusion: Adiponectin levels are lower in patients with CAD in comparison to group without CAD. The lower the levels the more severe CAD will be. So, measurement of adiponectin levels may be helpful in risk stratification of patients with CAD.

Keywords: Adiponectin; Coronary artery disease; Coronary angiography; Modified Gensini score

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