Fibrin lysability is associated with central obesity and inflammation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

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INTRODUCTION: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is characterized by increased central fat mass (CFM), hyper-inflammation, and hemostatic alterations; the risk of cardiovascular disease may also be increased. Reduced fibrin lysability is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The present study assessed fibrin lysability in women with PCOS and controls of similar age and body mass index.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety women with PCOS and 35 controls of comparable age and body mass index were included. Hemostatic markers (fibrin lysability, fibrinogen, coagulation factor XIII, plasminogen, plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 [PAI-1], plasmin inhibitor, thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI), D-dimer), C-reactive protein (CRP), body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, CFM determined by Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan, and sex hormones (testosterone estradiol, and sex hormone binding globulin) were determined.

RESULTS: TAFI and CRP were higher in women with PCOS, than controls. In women with PCOS, fibrin lysability correlated with CFM, waist-to-hip ratio, CRP, fibrinogen, and all hemostatic variables (P ≤ .004) except TAFI and D-dimer. CFM correlated with fibrinogen, CRP, coagulation factor XIII, waist-to-hip ratio, plasminogen, PAI-1, plasmin inhibitor, and TAFI (P < .02). In controls, fibrin lysability correlated with CFM, fibrinogen, coagulation factor XIII, and plasmin inhibitor (P ≤ .02). CFM correlated with PAI-1, plasmin inhibitor, coagulation factor XIII, fibrinogen, and CRP (P ≤ .05). Stepwise regression analysis revealed that fibrin lysability was associated with CFM, fibrinogen and CRP in women with PCOS (r2 = .46, P ≤ .001), but only with CFM in controls (r2 = .28, P < .001).

CONCLUSIONS: Fibrin lysability was comparable in women with PCOS and controls. Fibrin lysability was associated with CFM and hyper-inflammation in women with PCOS, but only with CFM in controls. These findings suggest that obese women with PCOS and augmented inflammation could have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

TidsskriftActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Udgave nummer8
Sider (fra-til)1078-1084
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2020

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