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Importance: Chronic heart failure (CHF) is associated with increased sympathetic drive and may increase expression of the cotransmitter neuropeptide Y (NPY) within sympathetic neurons. Objective: To determine whether myocardial NPY levels are associated with outcomes in patients with stable CHF. Design, Setting, and Participants: Prospective observational cohort study conducted at a single-center, tertiary care hospital. Stable patients with heart failure undergoing elective cardiac resynchronization therapy device implantation between 2013 and 2015. Main Outcomes and Measures: Chronic heart failure hospitalization, death, orthotopic heart transplantation, and ventricular assist device placement. Results: Coronary sinus (CS) blood samples were obtained during cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantation in 105 patients (mean [SD] age 68 [12] years; 82 men [78%]; mean [SD] left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] 26% [7%]). Clinical, laboratory, and outcome data were collected prospectively. Stellate ganglia (SG) were collected from patients with CHF and control organ donors for molecular analysis. Mean (SD) CS NPY levels were 85.1 (31) pg/mL. On bivariate analyses, CS NPY levels were associated with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR; rs = -0.36, P 

Original publication

DOI

10.1001/jamacardio.2019.4717

Type

Journal article

Journal

JAMA Cardiol

Publication Date

01/03/2020

Volume

5

Pages

318 - 325

Keywords

Aged, Biomarkers, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Cohort Studies, Coronary Sinus, Female, Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Heart-Assist Devices, Hospitalization, Humans, Male, Neuropeptide Y