Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 Is an Independent and Specific Predictor of Mortality in Patients With Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction

Koller, Lorenz; Kleber, Marcus E; Brandenburg, Vincent M; Goliasch, Georg; Richter, Bernhard; Sulzgruber, Patrick; Scharnagl, Hubert; Silbernagel, Günther; Grammer, Tanja B; Delgado, Graciela; Tomaschitz, Andreas; Pilz, Stefan; Berger, Rudolf; Mörtl, Deddo; Hülsmann, Martin; Pacher, Richard; März, Winfried; Niessner, Alexander (2015). Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 Is an Independent and Specific Predictor of Mortality in Patients With Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction. Circulation - heart failure, 8(6), pp. 1059-1067. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.115.002341

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BACKGROUND Strategies to improve risk prediction are of major importance in patients with heart failure (HF). Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) is an endocrine regulator of phosphate and vitamin D homeostasis associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. We aimed to assess the prognostic effect of FGF-23 on mortality in HF patients with a particular focus on differences between patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction and patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). METHODS AND RESULTS FGF-23 levels were measured in 980 patients with HF enrolled in the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) study including 511 patients with HFrEF and 469 patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction and a median follow-up time of 8.6 years. FGF-23 was additionally measured in a second cohort comprising 320 patients with advanced HFrEF. FGF-23 was independently associated with mortality with an adjusted hazard ratio per 1-SD increase of 1.30 (95% confidence interval, 1.14-1.48; P<0.001) in patients with HFrEF, whereas no such association was found in patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction (for interaction, P=0.043). External validation confirmed the significant association with mortality with an adjusted hazard ratio per 1 SD of 1.23 (95% confidence interval, 1.02-1.60; P=0.027). FGF-23 demonstrated an increased discriminatory power for mortality in addition to N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (C-statistic: 0.59 versus 0.63) and an improvement in net reclassification index (39.6%; P<0.001). CONCLUSIONS FGF-23 is independently associated with an increased risk of mortality in patients with HFrEF but not in those with HF with preserved ejection fraction, suggesting a different pathophysiologic role for both entities.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Angiology

UniBE Contributor:

Silbernagel, Günther

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1941-3289

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Catherine Gut

Date Deposited:

14 Apr 2016 09:52

Last Modified:

16 Apr 2016 21:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.115.002341

PubMed ID:

26273098

Uncontrolled Keywords:

biological markers; fibroblast growth factors; heart failure; mortality; risk assessment

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.81096

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/81096

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