Urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein is associated with subendocardial viability ratio in middle- and older-aged adults

Keisei Kosaki, Atsuko Kamijo-Ikemori, Takeshi Sugaya, Koichiro Tanahashi, Hiroshi Kumagai, Yuriko Sawano, Nobuhiko Akazawa, Yosuke Osuka, Kiyoji Tanaka, Kenjiro Kimura, Yugo Shibagaki, Seiji Maeda*

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Abstract

Background: To identify one of the physiological underlying mechanisms of the predictive effects of urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) for the onset of cardiovascular disease (CVD), we investigated the relationship between urinary L-FABP levels and subendocardial viability ratio (SEVR), a marker of myocardial perfusion, in middle- and older-aged adults. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 249 middle- and older-aged adults (aged 46–83 years). We measured urinary L-FABP levels and central hemodynamic parameters, including SEVR, calculated by pulse wave analysis using an applanation tonometry. Results: In the participants stratified in accordance with the tertiles of urinary L-FABP levels, SEVR decreased in a stepwise fashion with increasing tertiles (p < 0.001). Furthermore, this association remains significant after the consideration of various confounders. On the contrary, urinary albumin levels were not independently related with SEVR. Conclusion: Our results demonstrated that urinary L-FABP levels were independently associated with the SEVR of the middle- and older-aged adults. This result suggests that the increase in urinary L-FABP levels even within the normal range might be related to the decrease in myocardial perfusion (SEVR).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-250
Number of pages7
JournalClinical and Experimental Hypertension
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 3
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • intra-renal microcirculation
  • myocardial perfusion
  • pulse wave analysis
  • tubular biomarker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology

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