Serum Corin Level Is Associated With Subsequent Decline in Renal Function in Patients With Suspected Coronary Artery Disease.
J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 May 04;7(10):
Authors: Yang SF, Chou RH, Li SY, Huang SS, Huang PH
BACKGROUND: Higher circulatory corin in patients with cardiac diseases is associated with improved cardiovascular outcomes, and chronic cardiac dysfunction is a well-known cause of progressive renal dysfunction. This study aimed to determine the role of serum corin in predicting short-term and long-term renal outcomes after contrast exposure in patients with suspected coronary artery disease.
METHODS AND RESULTS: Four hundred one patients who had received coronary angiography were enrolled. Serum corin levels were determined before administration of contrast media. Contrast-induced nephropathy was defined as a rise in serum creatinine of 0.5 mg/dL or a 25% increase from baseline within 48 hours after the procedure. Progressive renal dysfunction was defined as >50% decrease in estimated glomerular filtration rate after discharge. All patients were followed up for at least 1 year or until the occurrence of death after coronary angiography. Overall, contrast-induced nephropathy occurred in 23 (5.7%) patients. During a median follow-up of 529 days, 44 (11.0%) cases had subsequent decline in renal function. After adjustment for demographic characteristics, kidney function, traditional risk factors, and medications, lower corin level was found to be independently associated with higher risk for progressive renal dysfunction (hazard ratio, 0.23; 95% confidence interval, 0.12-0.44) but not for contrast-induced nephropathy. This inverse correlation remained evident in patients with underlying chronic kidney disease, coronary artery disease, or heart failure.
CONCLUSIONS: Lower baseline serum corin was associated with higher risk of renal function decline in patients undergoing coronary angiography. Further studies are needed to verify these results.
PMID: 29728370 [PubMed - in process]