The PERTINENT study measured biomarkers of atherosclerosis and thrombosis in a stable coronary artery disease population from EUROPA receiving ACE inhibition with perindopril 8 mg/day or placebo. Biomarkers of inflammation, C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), and a biomarker of thrombosis, D-dimer, were measured at baseline and 1 year. CRP was recorded in 1157 patients; fibrinogen, TNF-alpha, and D-dimer in 291 patients. There was no significant effect of treatment on CRP or fibrinogen. In contrast, there were significant reductions in TNF-alpha (27.60-25.20 pg/mL; P<0.05) and D-dimer (0.24-0.18 microg/mL; P<0.05) with perindopril over 1 year. Survival analysis of the prognostic significance of baseline CRP failed to detect a significant role for the prediction of cardiovascular events over 4 years (lower versus higher tertile: 1.54; 95% confidence interval 0.88-2.68; P=0.16). In conclusion, in the PERTINENT trial, we observed significant effects of ACE inhibition on biomarkers of the atherothrombotic complications (D-dimer) and the proinflammatory cytokine TNF-alpha, but not on biomarkers of inflammation associated with atherosclerosis (CRP and fibrinogen).

Ace inhibition with perindopril and markers of atherosclerosis and thrombosis: Results of the pertinent study

CECONI, Claudio;FERRARI, Roberto;
2007

Abstract

The PERTINENT study measured biomarkers of atherosclerosis and thrombosis in a stable coronary artery disease population from EUROPA receiving ACE inhibition with perindopril 8 mg/day or placebo. Biomarkers of inflammation, C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), and a biomarker of thrombosis, D-dimer, were measured at baseline and 1 year. CRP was recorded in 1157 patients; fibrinogen, TNF-alpha, and D-dimer in 291 patients. There was no significant effect of treatment on CRP or fibrinogen. In contrast, there were significant reductions in TNF-alpha (27.60-25.20 pg/mL; P<0.05) and D-dimer (0.24-0.18 microg/mL; P<0.05) with perindopril over 1 year. Survival analysis of the prognostic significance of baseline CRP failed to detect a significant role for the prediction of cardiovascular events over 4 years (lower versus higher tertile: 1.54; 95% confidence interval 0.88-2.68; P=0.16). In conclusion, in the PERTINENT trial, we observed significant effects of ACE inhibition on biomarkers of the atherothrombotic complications (D-dimer) and the proinflammatory cytokine TNF-alpha, but not on biomarkers of inflammation associated with atherosclerosis (CRP and fibrinogen).
Ceconi, Claudio; K. M., Fox; W. J., Remme; M. L., Simoons; M., Bertrand; G., Parrinello; C., Kluft; D., Cokkinos; Ferrari, Roberto; Core Laboratory of Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, Irccs; Gussago, Italy
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