Objectives: This study sought to evaluate the associations between homeostatic indexes of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and post-procedural myocardial injury and clinical outcome after a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with a drug-eluting stent. Background: Insulin resistance increases the risk of cardiovascular events. However, the association between insulin resistance and clinical outcome after coronary intervention is unclear. Methods: We evaluated 516 consecutive patients who underwent elective PCI with drug-eluting stents. Blood samples were collected from venous blood after overnight fasting, and fasting plasma glucose and insulin levels were measured. HOMA-IR was calculated according to the homeostasis model assessment. Post-procedural myocardial injury was evaluated by analysis of troponin T and creatine kinase-myocardial band isozyme levels hours after PCI. Cardiac event was defined as the composite endpoint of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and any revascularization. Results: With increasing tertiles of HOMA-IR, post-procedural troponin T and creatine kinase-myocardial band levels increased. In the multiple regression analysis, HOMA-IR was independently associated with troponin T elevation. During a median follow-up of 623 days, patients with the highest tertiles of HOMA-IR had the highest risk of cardiovascular events. The Cox proportional hazard models identified HOMA-IR as independently associated with worse clinical outcome after adjustment for clinical and procedural factors. Conclusions: These results indicated the impact of insulin resistance on post-procedural myocardial injury and clinical outcome after elective PCI with drug-eluting stent deployment. Evaluation of insulin resistance may provide useful information for predicting clinical outcomes after elective PCI.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine