Effects of serum N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide& D-dimer levels on patients with acute ischemic stroke | Li | Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
 

Effects of serum N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide& D-dimer levels on patients with acute ischemic stroke

Jia Li, Chengzhi Gu, Dan Li, Lan Chen, Zhenhui Lu, Lianhai Zhu, Huaiyu Huang

Abstract


Objective: To detect the serum levels of D-dimer and N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) in patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS), and to explore the risk factors of AIS.

Methods: A total of 246 AIS patients treated in our hospital from January 2015 to January 2017 were selected. Meanwhile, 240 healthy subjects were selected as a control group. The D-dimer and NT-pro BNP levels of the two groups were compared. Correlations of such levels with age, gender, blood lipid, Intima-Media Thickness (IMT), fibrinogen and degree of neurological deficits were analyzed.

Results: The AIS group had significantly higher levels of Triglyceride (TG), Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL), D-dimer, NT-pro BNP and fibrinogen as well as IMT than those of the control group, but the High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) level of the AIS group was significantly lower (P<0.05). The patients with different genders and ages had significantly different D-dimer and NT-pro BNP levels (P<0.05). The D-dimer and NT-pro BNP levels were correlated with gender and age. Such levels of females were significantly higher than those of males (P<0.05). The D-dimer and NT-pro BNP levels of the ≥60 years old group significantly exceeded those of the <60 years old group (P<0.05). The levels of D-dimer and NT-pro BNP were negatively correlated with that of HDL (P<0.05), but positively correlated with TG, LDL and fibrinogen levels, IMT, and National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score (P<0.05). Multivariate Logistic regression analysis showed that the OR values of D-dimer and NT-pro BNP were 3.65 and 6.96 respectively.

Conclusion: Serum D-dimer and NT-pro BNP levels usually increased in AIS patients, and the levels were significantly correlated with AIS onset.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.344.15432

How to cite this:Li J, Gu C, Dan Li, Chen L, Lu Z, Zhu L, Huang H. Effects of serum N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide & D-dimer levels on patients with acute ischemic stroke. Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(4):994-998.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.344.15432

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