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4G/5G polymorphism of the plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene and risk of restenosis after coronary artery stenting.

Deutsches Herzzentrum München and 1. Medizinische Klinik rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, München, Germany.
American heart journal (Impact Factor: 4.65). 11/2003; 146(5):855-61. DOI: 10.1016/S0002-8703(03)00363-6
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ABSTRACT Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) has been proposed as a candidate risk factor for restenosis after coronary artery stenting. Transcription, level, and activity of PAI-1 are influenced by the 4G/5G polymorphism in the promoter region of PAI-1 gene. The polymorphism may therefore affect wound-healing processes in injured blood vessels and influence restenosis.
In 1850 consecutive patients, angiographic measures of restenosis and the clinical outcome at 30 days and 1 year after stent implantation were evaluated. Angiographic restenosis was defined as > or =50% diameter stenosis determined at follow-up angiography, performed 6 months after stenting. The 4G/5G genotypes were determined with TaqMan technique.
Among the patients, the frequency of the 4G allele was 0.55. Follow-up angiography was done in 84% of the patients. We observed restenosis in 32.5% of 4G/4G carriers, 32.2% of 4G/5G carriers, and 35.7% of 5G/5G carriers (P =.52). The occurrence of a major adverse event (death, myocardial infarction, or target vessel revascularization due to restenosis-induced ischemia) was 5.6% in 4G/4G carriers, 5.3% in 4G/5G carriers, and 4.6% in 5G/5G carriers at 30 days (P =.80), and 24.7% in 4G/4G carriers, 23.0% in 4G/5G carriers, and 26.2% in 5G/5G carriers at 1 year (P =.45).
The 4G/5G polymorphism of the PAI-1 gene is not associated with an increased risk of thrombotic and restenotic events after coronary artery stenting.

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