24. Association of Serum Adiponectin Levels with the Progression of Coronary Artery Disease
Muhammad Kashif Nisar1, Erum Afaq2 and Riaz Ahmed Shahid3
Objective: To identify whether serum adiponectin level was associated with varying degrees of CAD severity, both among hemodynamically non significant CAD group, which was considered as a control group in this study and in patients with stable CAD.
Study Design: Descriptive study
Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Ziauddin University Hospital, Karachi from 1st January 2008 to 31st December 2010.
Materials and Methods: Eighty participants who were advised angiography on the basis of ECG findings and blood parameters were selected for this study. They were assessed for CAD. Anthropometric parameters were checked by standard protocol. Serum adiponectin level was estimated by ELISA kit method.
Results: Serum adiponectin levels were found to be significantly high with increased BMI and waist hip ratio at p value of <0.001 while strong negative correlation was observed in CAD patients as the disease progresses. Conclusion: Serumadiponectin levels can be used as anindicator of the severity f coronary artery disease.
Key Words: Association, Adiponectin, Progression, Coronary artery disease
Citation of articles: Nisar MK, Afaq E, Shahid RA. Associati n f Serum Adiponectin Levels with the Progression of Coronary Artery Disease. Med Forum 2017;28(8):92-95.