Title
Long-term effect of molsidomine, a direct nitric oxide donor, as an add-on treatment, on endothelial dysfunction in patients with stable angina pectoris undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention : results of the MEDCOR trialLong-term effect of molsidomine, a direct nitric oxide donor, as an add-on treatment, on endothelial dysfunction in patients with stable angina pectoris undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention : results of the MEDCOR trial
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences. Pharmacy
Research group
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences - other
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam,
Subject
Pharmacology. Therapy
Source (journal)
Atherosclerosis. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
240(2015):2, p. 351-354
ISSN
0021-9150
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
Objective The MEDCOR trial is a double-blind, randomized study aiming at demonstrating the superiority of molsidomine (direct NO donor) over placebo, used as add-on treatments, on improving endothelial function (EF) after 12 months, in stable angina patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Methods EF was assessed by peripheral vasodilator response (i.e. Endoscore) using arterial tonometry and by several biomarkers, in terms of changes versus baseline after a one-year treatment. Results The change in Endoscore was +75 ± 130% in placebo group and +39 ± 145% in molsidomine group (p = 0.143). There was a decrease in sICAM-1 with molsidomine (−6%) and an increase with placebo (+6%). The MPO activity/antigen ratio slightly increased with placebo (+9%) and strongly decreased with molsidomine (−42%) (p = 0.020). Conclusion The MEDCOR trial was not able to demonstrate significant differences between molsidomine and placebo for all parameters, except the MPO activity/antigen ratio which significantly decreased with molsidomine (p = 0.020 versus placebo).
E-info
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