Circulation Journal
Online ISSN : 1347-4820
Print ISSN : 1346-9843
Rapid Communications
Adiponectin in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
Sarasa IsobeMasaharu KataokaTakashi KawakamiKeiichi Fukuda
Author information
JOURNALS FREE ACCESS FULL-TEXT HTML

2018 Volume 82 Issue 5 Pages 1466-1468

Details
Abstract

Background:The correlation between serum adiponectin concentration and hemodynamics or certain metabolic markers in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is unknown.

Methods and Results:We enrolled 30 CTEPH patients who underwent interventional therapy of balloon pulmonary angioplasty or pulmonary endarterectomy. Serum adiponectin concentrations positively correlated with B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations, pulmonary vascular resistance, and mean pulmonary arterial pressure. After the therapeutic interventions, serum adiponectin concentrations improved and changes in serum adiponectin concentrations significantly correlated with changes in BNP concentrations.

Conclusions:Adiponectin can be a useful marker for the severity of CTEPH.

Information related to the author
© 2018 THE JAPANESE CIRCULATION SOCIETY
Previous article Next article
feedback
Top