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      Prognostic Value of Antibody Titre to Heat-Shock Protein 65 on Cardiovascular Events

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          Accumulating evidence suggests that the immune system is involved in atherogenesis, such as the correlation of the antibody titre to heat shock protein (hsp) with atherosclerotic lesions in the carotid and coronary arteries. Because the prognostic value of the hsp antibody titre for future cardiovascular events has not been evaluated until now, we performed a follow-up study on 195 subjects without a history of established cardiovascular risk factors (e.g. hypercholesterolaemia, diabetes, smoking), recruited for hsp antibody titre determination in 1995. Cardiovascular events were defined as unstable angina with the need for hospitalisation, myocardial infarction, re-vascularisation (PTCA, bypass), stroke and cardiovascular death. Among 79 men with coronary artery disease defined by coronary angiography, hsp antibody titres were signficantly higher in those with future cardiovascular events (467.0 ± 56.3) than in patients without further events (351.0 ± 23.3; p < 0.049). Because anti-hsp-antibody titres might be of prognostic value for coronary artery disease, patients with an increased hsp antibody titre should obtain intensive management of classical risk factors.

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              Association between antibodies to heat shock protein 65 and coronary atherosclerosis. Possible mechanism of action of Helicobacter pylori and other bacterial infections in increasing cardiovascular risk.

              There is growing evidence that the immune response is involved in atherosclerosis. Antibodies to heat shock protein 60/65 have been shown to be a risk factor for carotid atherosclerosis and been proposed as a diagnostic marker of atherosclerosis. In addition, it has been suggested that the immune response to heat shock protein 60/65 may be a link between exposure to microorganisms and increased cardiovascular risk. (1) To investigate the association between anti-shock protein 65 titre and coronary atherosclerosis. (2) To assess whether anti-mhsp65 titre is a useful diagnostic marker of atherosclerosis; (3) To examine the influence of Helicobacter pylori infection on anti-heat shock protein 65 titre. In the first study we measured anti-heat shock protein 65 titres in 136 consecutive male subjects admitted for routine coronary angiography. Anti-heat shock protein 65 titres correlated with both the severity and extent of coronary atherosclerosis and the relationship remains statistically significant for the presence of atherosclerosis (P = 0.012) after adjustment for possible confounding influences. However the association had insufficient sensitivity to be a useful clinical test. In the second study we recruited 100 patients with confirmed active H. pylori infection and double blindly randomized them to eradication therapy or placebo. Successful eradication of H. pylori led to a significant fall in anti-heat shock protein 65 titres (from a mean of 256.4 AU.ml-1 to 137.5 AU. ml-1. P = 0.033). These results raise the possibility that exposure to H. pylori and other micro-organisms lead to an increased risk of clinically manifest coronary artery disease by an autoimmune process.
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                Journal
                CRD
                Cardiology
                10.1159/issn.0008-6312
                Cardiology
                S. Karger AG
                0008-6312
                1421-9751
                2000
                April 2001
                26 April 2001
                : 94
                : 4
                : 220-223
                Affiliations
                aDepartment of Internal Medicine, Hospital Barmherzige Brüder, Salzburg; bDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Innsbruck, and cMedical Centre Hentschelhof, Innsbruck, Austria
                Article
                47320 Cardiology 2000;94:220–223
                10.1159/000047320
                11326141
                © 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel

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                Tables: 4, References: 27, Pages: 4
                Categories
                General Cardiology

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