Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (2): 84-90.doi: 10.24920/11810

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Effects of Short-term High Dose Atorvastatin on Left Ventricular Remodeling in Patients with First Time Attack of Anterior Acute Myocardial Infarction

Liu Zhijian1, Hu Gaopin1, Fei Meiying1, Yin Zao2, Shi Quanxing2, Sun Fei1, *()   

  1. 1 Department of Cardiology, the 210th Hospital of People’s Liberation Army, Dalian, Liaoning 116021, China;
    2 Department of Cardiology, the 306th Hospital of People’s Liberation Army, Beijing 100101, China;
  • Received:2017-11-07 Published:2018-06-30 Online:2018-06-07
  • Contact: Sun Fei

Objects The aim of this trial was to evaluate the effect of short-term high-dose atorvastatin therapy on levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), malonaldehyde (MDA), endothelin-1(ET-1), matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), and left ventricular (LV) remodeling in patients with first time attack of acute anterior myocardial infarction (AAMI) .Methods A hundred and three patients with first time attack of AAMI who underwent successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention were randomized to receive atorvastatin 40 mg once daily for 1 week followed by 20 mg once daily (intensive treatment group, IT group, n=49), or atorvastatin 20 mg once daily (standard treatment group, ST group, n=54). Plasma levels of hs-CRP, MDA, ET-1, MMP-2 and MMP-9 were measured on admission, at 1 week, 2 weeks and 6 months follow up and compared between the IT group and ST group. Echocardiography was performed on admission, at 2 week, and 1 year follow up. The left ventricular end-diastolic volume (LVEDV), left ventricular end-systolic volume (LVESV) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) were measured at each echocardiographic examination and compared between the IT group and ST group.Results Plasma levels of hs-CRP (F=7.718, P=0.009), ET-1 (F=7.882, P=0.006), MMP-9 (F=4.834, P=0.028) and pro-BNP (F=4.603, P=0.032) were significantly lower at 1 week after initial onset of AAMI in the IT group compared with the ST group. The changes of LVEDV, LVESV, and LVEF at the 1 year follow-up from the admission did not differ between the IT group and the ST group (t=0.722, P=0.444; t=1.228, P=0.221; t=1.354, P=0.187, repectively).Conclusions Short-term high-dose atorvastatin treatment for AAMI was associated with lower hs-CRP, ET-1 and MMP-9 levels compared to the standard dose treatment. However, this beneficial effect is not likely to related to the left ventricular remodeling.

Key words: atorvastatin, acute myocardial infarction, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, Matrix metalloproteinases, left ventricular remodeling

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