Prospective study of plasma high molecular weight kininogen and prekallikrein and incidence of coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke and heart failure

Romil R. Parikh, Aaron R. Folsom, Jeffrey R. Misialek, Wayne D. Rosamond, Patricia P. Chang, Weihong Tang, Mary Cushman

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Abstract

Introduction: High molecular weight kininogen (HK) and prekallikrein (PK) are proteins in the kallikrein/kinin system of the coagulation cascade. They play an important role in the contact activation system of the intrinsic coagulation pathway, renin-angiotensin activation, and inflammation. Hence these proteins have been posited to affect the occurrence of cardiovascular events and thus to be potential therapeutic targets. Previous case-control studies have provided inconsistent evidence for an association of HK and PK with cardiovascular disease. Methods: In the prospective population-based Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities(ARIC) Study, we used Cox proportional hazards regression models to investigate the association in 4195 middle-aged adults of plasma HK and PK concentrations in 1993–95 (linearly and in quartiles) with incident coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, and heart failure through 2016. Results: Over a mean of 18 years follow-up, we identified incident cardiovascular events (coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke) in 618 participants and heart failure in 667. We observed no significant relation between HK or PK and cardiovascular disease or heart failure, before and after adjusting for several potential confounding variables. Conclusions: We found no compelling evidence to support an association of plasma HK or PK concentrations with incident CHD, ischemic stroke, or heart failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalThrombosis Research
Volume182
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Heart failure
  • High molecular weight kininogen
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Prekallikrein
  • Prospective study

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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