Diagnostic value of hormonal, lipid and ultrasonographic myocardial parameters in metabolic syndrome complicated by chronic coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus

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R.Ya. Dutka
N.V. Chmyr
Z.R. Leontieva
Y.M. Fedechko


Background. Concomitant diseases due to a combination of metabolic and hormonal changes lead to the development of cardiovascular complications as a direct cause of death and reduced duration or quality of population’s life. The role of hormones in this combined pathology, especially their nosotropic and clinical relationship and correlation with the morphofunctional parameters of the myocardium, has not been studied thoroughly. It is difficult to analyse a lot of laboratory indexes in many comparison groups. The purpose is to set diagnostic markers in metabolic syndrome (MS) and also their relationship compared to combined pathology such as chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Materials and methods. Three hundred and nineteen patients were examined and divided into 6 groups: 82 people with metabolic syndrome were in the first group; 39 with compensated type 2 DM which developed as a result of МS — in the second group; 35 with DM and decompensated type 2 DM — in the third group; 44 individuals with МS complicated by CAD — in the fourth group; 44 with CAD and compensated type 2 DM which developed against the background of МS — in the fifth group; 75 with CAD and decompensated type 2 DM — in the sixth group. The control group consisted of 40 healthy individuals (17 men and 23 females). Then, the levels of prolactin, cortisol, free thyroxinе, thyroid-sti­mulating hormone, blood lipids were measured and cardiac ultrasonography was performed. An integral index for evaluating the significance of study results was used. It was calculated by the ratio of comparison group median to the control group median. The level ≥ 1.2 was set as a significance result. The sum of indexes (∑і) was calculated to describe changes in group indexes. Results. It is found that diagnosis of CAD objectively was not confirmed in female patients younger than 40 years with МS without type 2 DM with increased prolactin, cortisol, and thyroid-stimulating hormone. Thus, there already were initial changes of lipid exchange due to an increase in triglycerides and very low-density lipoprotein choleste­rol levels. Occurrence of CAD on the MS background (only in the absence of type 2 DM) is characterized by almost normal levels of prolactin and cortisol with significantly increased content of thyroid-stimulating hormone in all patients, regardless of gender. Me­tabolic disorders of blood lipids (increased triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, total cholesterol, decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol), changes in the structural and functional state of the myocar­dium (increased left atrial anteroposterior dia­meter, left ventricular end-diastolic dimension, interventricular septal thickness and left ventricular posterior wall thickness) were observed in patients with CAD on the background of MS. Analysis of the correlation of ∑і of blood lipids, hormones with ultrasonography parameters found that in the 4th group of patients with CAD, the high value of blood lipid ∑і corresponds to the lowest ∑і of hormone indices. The 6th group of individuals with CAD combined with the decompensated type 2 DM is characterized by highest ∑і of both lipid exchange and hormones. The changes in the structural and functional state of myocardium are nonspeci­fic, more expressed with the combined pathology. In MS combined with CAD and compensated type 2 DM, the levels of hormones and lipids did not differ from those in MS with CAD without type 2 DM. There were increased levels of cortisol and prolactin with normal level of ТSH in MS complicated by decompensated type 2 DM and CAD. Analysis of blood lipids demonstrated increased levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and decreased content of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol with significant ultrasonography changes as an increase in the left atrial anteroposterior diameter, left ventri­cular end-diastolic dimension, interventricular septal thickness, left ventricular posterior wall thickness and decreased ejection fraction. Conclusions. Diagnostic markers (hormone levels, blood lipid parameters and ultrasonographic changes in the myocardium) were determined in metabo­lic syndrome, and also their relationship was studied compared to combined pathology of CAD and type 2 DM.

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Dutka, R., N. Chmyr, Z. Leontieva, and Y. Fedechko. “Diagnostic Value of Hormonal, Lipid and Ultrasonographic Myocardial Parameters in Metabolic Syndrome Complicated by Chronic Coronary Artery Disease and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY (Ukraine), vol. 17, no. 2, May 2021, pp. 127-35, doi:10.22141/2224-0721.17.2.2021.230567.
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