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JAPANESE CIRCULATION JOURNAL
Vol. 65 (2001) No. 6 P 495-499

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http://doi.org/10.1253/jcj.65.495

Clinical Investigation

The present study assessed whether lipid peroxidation in plasma might predict restenosis after coronary balloon angioplasty. A total of 87 patients, who had undergone successful coronary balloon angioplasty using standard techniques, were enrolled. Fasting blood samples before the intervention were measured for plasma levels of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS, an indicator of lipid peroxidation). Angiography was carried out before and 15 min after angioplasty, and at follow-up (4 months after angioplasty), and evaluated using a quantitative approach. There were 23 patients with restenosis (group R) and 64 patients without restenosis (group N) after coronary balloon angioplasty. The plasma TBARS level (mean ± SEM) of 4.3±0.1 μmol/L in group R was significantly higher than that of 3.2±0.1 μmol/L in group N (p<0.01). There were no significant differences in other parameters, including plasma lipid levels, between the 2 groups. The plasma level of TBARS positively correlated with lumen loss of the coronary artery at the time of follow-up angiography (r=0.57, p<0.01). Our results suggest that oxidative stress contributes to restenosis and indicate that an elevated plasma level of TBARS may be a reliable predictor of restenosis. (Jpn Circ J 2001; 65: 495 - 499)

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