Procollagen type 1 N-terminal propeptide is associated with adverse outcome in acute chest pain of suspected coronary origin
AuthorAndersen, Thomas; Ueland, Thor; Aukrust, Pål; Nilsen, Dennis WT; Grundt, Magnea Heidi Jonsdottir; Staines, Harry; Pønitz, Volker; Kontny, Frederic
Methods and results: 813 patients from the Risk in Acute Coronary Syndromes study were included. This was a single-center study investigating biomarkers in consecutively enrolled patients with acute chest pain of suspected coronary origin, with a follow-up for up to 7 years. Outcome measures were a composite endpoint of all-cause death, new MI or stroke, as well as its individual components at 1, 2, and 7 years, and cardiac death at 1 and 2 years. In multivariable Cox regression analysis, quartiles of P1NP were significantly associated with the composite endpoint at 1 year of follow-up with a hazard ratio for Q4 of 1.82 (95% CI, 1.12–2.98). There was no other significant association with outcomes at any time points.
Conclusion: P1NP was found to be an independent biomarker significantly associated with adverse clinical outcome at one year in patients admitted to hospital for acute chest pain of suspected coronary origin. This is the first report in the literature on the prognostic value of P1NP in this clinical setting.