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Endothelial Microvascular Dysfunction and Its Relationship with Haptoglobin Levels in Patients with Different Phenotypes of Chronic Heart Failure

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Aim. To study the relationship between the level of haptoglobin and the main indicators of microcirculation (MC) in patients with different phenotypes of chronic heart failure (CHF).

Materials and methods. Patients with different phenotypes of functional class II-IV chronic heart failure according to NYHA (n=80) underwent a general clinical examination, determination of the serum haptoglobin level by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, as well as an assessment of the MC state on the medial surface of the upper third of the leg by laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF).

Results. Patients with CHF included patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF; n=27, intermediate ejection fraction (HFmrEF; n=25) and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF; n=28). The median value of haptoglobin in the HFpEF group was 1387.6 [ 747.5; 1946.9] mg/l, in the HFmrEF group was 1583.4 [818.9; 2201.4] mg/l, in the HFrEF group was 968.5 [509.5; 1324.4] mg/l. Correlation analysis revealed statistically significant relationships between haptoglobin and the amplitudes of the endothelial frequency range (Ae) in the groups of HFmrEF (r=-0.628, 95% confidence interval [CI] -0.256; -0.825, p=0.003) and HFrEF (r=-0.503, 95% CI -0.089; -0.803, p=0.02). A negative relationship between the haptoglobin level and Kv and σ was revealed, as well as a formula for calculating the value of haptoglobin was obtained, which is predicted on the basis of the amplitude index of the endothelial frequency range: [haptoglobin]=1787-(4053×Ae).

Conclusion. The multifactorial effect of haptoglobin is realized in the central and peripheral mechanisms of MC regulation. Low values of haptoglobin in blood plasma should be considered as a potential marker for the development of complications and used in a comprehensive assessment of the state of patients with CHF. Evaluation of the diagnostic and prognostic significance of haptoglobin, especially in patients with HFmrEF, requires further study.

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V. I. Podzolkov
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)
Russian Federation

Valery I. Podzolkov

Moscow, eLibrary SPIN 8683-2155

N. A. Dragomiretskaya
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)
Russian Federation

Natalia A. Dragomiretskaya

Moscow, eLibrary SPIN 9484-6498

I. G. Beliaev
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)
Russian Federation

Iiuriy G. Beliaev

Moscow, eLibrary SPIN 3936-8409

Ju. S. Kucherova
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)
Russian Federation

Julia S. Kucherova


A. V. Kazadaeva
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)
Russian Federation

Anna V. Kazadaeva



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Podzolkov V.I., Dragomiretskaya N.A., Beliaev I.G., Kucherova J.S., Kazadaeva A.V. Endothelial Microvascular Dysfunction and Its Relationship with Haptoglobin Levels in Patients with Different Phenotypes of Chronic Heart Failure. Rational Pharmacotherapy in Cardiology. 2021;17(5):674-682.

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