Multimarker Risk Stratification in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction.

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BACKGROUND: Several biomarkers have individually been shown to be useful for risk stratification in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI). The optimal multimarker strategy remains undefined. METHODS AND RESULTS: Biomarkers representing different pathobiological axes were studied, including myocardial stress/structural changes (NT-pro B-type natriuretic peptide [NT-proBNP], midregional proatrial natriuretic peptide [MR-proANP], suppression of tumorigenicity 2 [ST2], galectin-3, midregional proadrenomedullin [MR-proADM], and copeptin), myonecrosis (troponin T), and inflammation (myeloperoxidase [MPO], high sensitivity C-reactive protein [hsCRP], pregnancy-associated plasma protein A [PAPP-A], and growth-differentiation factor-15 [GDF-15]), in up to 1258 patients from Clopidogrel as Adjunctive Reperfusion Therapy-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction 28 (CLARITY-TIMI 28), a randomized trial of clopidogrel in ST-elevation MI (STEMI). Patients were followed for 30 days. Biomarker analyses were adjusted for traditional clinical variables. Forward step-wise selection was used to assess a multimarker strategy. After adjustment for clinical variables and using a dichotomous cutpoint, 7 biomarkers were each significantly associated with a higher odds of cardiovascular death or heart failure (HF) through 30 days, including NT-proBNP (adjusted odds ratio [ORadj], 2.54; 95% CI, 1.47-4.37), MR-proANP (2.18; 1.27-3.76), ST2 (2.88; 1.72-4.81), troponin T (4.13; 1.85-9.20), MPO (2.75; 1.20-6.27), hsCRP (1.96, 1.17-3.30), and PAPP-A (3.04; 1.17-7.88). In a multimarker model, 3 biomarkers emerged as significant and complementary predictors of cardiovascular death or HF: ST2 (ORadj, 2.87; 1.61-5.12), troponin T (2.34; 1.09-5.01 and 4.13, 1.85-9.20, respectively for intermediate and high levels), and MPO (2.49; 1.04-5.96). When added to the TIMI STEMI Risk Score alone, the multimarker risk score significantly improved the C-statistic (area under the curve, 0.75 [95% CI, 0.69-0.81] to 0.82 [0.78-0.87]; P=0.001), net reclassification index (0.93; P<0.001), and integrated discrimination index (0.09; P<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: In patients with STEMI, a multimarker strategy that combines biomarkers across pathobiological axes of myocardial stress, myocyte necrosis, and inflammation provides incremental prognostic information for prediction of cardiovascular death or HF.

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Cited Authors

  • O'Donoghue, ML; Morrow, DA; Cannon, CP; Jarolim, P; Desai, NR; Sherwood, MW; Murphy, SA; Gerszten, RE; Sabatine, MS

Published Date

  • May 20, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 5

PubMed ID

  • 27207959

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4889163

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2047-9980

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/JAHA.115.002586


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England