for people ages 18-90 (full criteria)
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The design and purpose of the current study is to expand and validate previous findings that the IL-1 gene cluster composite genotype patterns potentiate the risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) and cardiovascular events mediated by OxPL and Lp(a). A secondary objective is to validate other, non IL-1 genetic variants associated with CAD.

Official Title

Genetic Polymorphisms Associating With CAD, Inflammatory Biomarkers, and Oxidized Phospholipids in a Greek Population


The conclusions from an earlier study indicate that the contribution of OxPL/apoB and Lp(a) on angiographically documented CAD and CAD events is conditional on proinflammatory IL-1 genotypes. This novel paradigm links the etiology of atherogenesis attributed to OxPL and Lp(a) from genetics to clinical expression of CAD. ILI has also identified the functional IL-1 gene variations that regulate the IL1B gene in a haplotype context and appear to explain over-expression of IL-1β, as well as the expression of other inflammatory biomolecules that are downstream of IL-1β. The functional IL-1 variants have been combined into patterns that have been associated with risk for more severe periodontal disease across multiple ethnic/racial populations. It is also important to test this functional genetic pattern for similar interactions with OxPL and Lp(a) biomarker levels in association with angiographically documented CAD and CAD events. DNA has been extracted from previously obtained subject blood samples (1173 subjects; 18 years to 90 years at entry (coronary angiography)) at the University General Hospital of Ioannina, Greece study site. DNAs will be labeled by anonymized subject ID # (de-identified), and shipped to ILI for genotyping and genetic analysis. Phase II will determine whether other gene variations (SNPs) previously shown in the literature to be associated with CAD and/or CAD-related secondary events can be validated in this study population.


Coronary Artery Disease Myocardial Ischemia Coronary Disease IL-1 Genotypes, other SNPs associated with CAD


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Open to people ages 18-90

Diabetics and non-diabetics, with or without known CV disease, who are admitted in the Department of Cardiology in the University General Hospital of Ioannina and the Catheterization Laboratory of 1st IKA Hospital in Athens and undergo coronary angiography at ages 18-90 for clinical purposes will be studied. The study includes subjects who; 1) have suspected CAD and undergo a scheduled diagnostic angiogram for clinical reasons, and 2) are hospitalized because of an acute coronary syndrome and thus undergo diagnostic angiography (with or without previous history of CAD).


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Patients < 18 years old and > 90 years old at time of coronary angiography. Patients with a previous history of coronary revascularization procedure or moderate to severe stenosis will be excluded.



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