Relation of C-Reactive Protein and Carotid Intima Media Thickness in Taiwanese With Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Zhong Xuan Ye, Hao Ming Cheng, Kuan Rau Chiou, Min Ji Charng

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

10 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


The aim of this study was to investigate the potential relationships between the carotid intima media thickness (carotid IMT), high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP), and cholesterol burden in heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) subjects. Thirty-two genetically-verified heterozygous patients with FH and 34 healthy controls were recruited into our study in Taiwan. We measured conventional risk factors, hsCRP, and carotid IMT of study subjects. The cholesterol-year score was used to estimate the lifetime cholesterol burden. Subjects with heterozygous FH had significantly elevated total cholesterol, elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and increased carotid IMT compared with control subjects. Carotid IMT correlated well with the cholesterol-year score. In patients with FH, univariate analysis showed that hsCRP was highly correlated with carotid IMT. Multiple linear regression analysis indicated that hsCRP was the only independent predictor of carotid IMT in patients with FH. In conclusion, patients with heterozygous FH had significantly higher carotid IMT and the level of hsCRP was independently associated with atherosclerotic progression. (R: 0.639, R2: 0.408, p

頁(從 - 到)184-187
期刊American Journal of Cardiology
出版狀態已發佈 - 七月 15 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

指紋 深入研究「Relation of C-Reactive Protein and Carotid Intima Media Thickness in Taiwanese With Familial Hypercholesterolemia」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。

  • 引用此