OBJECTIVE: We sought to verify if an oral contraceptive (OC) containing drospirenone affects the cardiovascular risk of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). STUDY DESIGN: A total of 28 women with PCOS (16 lean [group A] and 12 overweight [group B]) were assessed at baseline and after 6 months therapy with an OC. Leptin, homocysteine, endothelin-1, and flow-mediated dilatation of brachial artery were measured. RESULTS: The brachial artery diameter and the pulsatility index, after the reactive hyperemia, did not change in group A; it improved significantly in group B after 6 months of treatment. At baseline and after therapy the plasma levels of homocysteine and endothelin-1 did not differ among the groups. Leptin was significantly lower at baseline in group A compared to group B. CONCLUSION: The OC containing drospirenone does not seem to affect the surrogate markers of cardiovascular risk in lean patients with PCOS.
Drospirenone and cardiovascular risk in lean and obese polycystic ovary syndrome patients: a pilot study / F. Mancini, A. Cianciosi, N. Persico, F. Facchinetti, P. Busacchi, C. Battaglia. - In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY. - ISSN 0002-9378. - 202:2(2010 Feb), pp. 169.e1-169.e8.
|Titolo:||Drospirenone and cardiovascular risk in lean and obese polycystic ovary syndrome patients: a pilot study|
|Parole Chiave:||Adolescent; Adult; Androstenes; Brachial Artery; Cardiovascular Diseases; Contraceptives, Oral; Endothelin-1; Female; Homocysteine; Humans; Insulin; Insulin Resistance; Leptin; Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists; Obesity; Pilot Projects; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/40 - Ginecologia e Ostetricia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2009.09.038|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|