Role of colchicine to reduce NLRP3 marker in STEMI patients undergo primary PCI: A randomised controlled clinical trial

Birry Karim, Idrus Alwi, Muhammad Yamin, Merci Monica Pasaribu, Kuntjoro Harimurti, Nafrialdi, Rivaldo, Henrico Citrawijaya

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Introduction: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a fatal disease with significant burden worldwide. Despite advanced medical treatment performed, STEMI-related morbidity and mortality remains high due to ischemia reperfusion injury after primary angioplasty mediated by NLRP3 inflammasome. Adding colchicine expected to reduce inflammation both in vitro and in vivo. We want to evaluate the effect of colchicine administration on the NLRP3 level of STEMI patient who undergo primary cutaneous intervention (PCI). Materials and Methods: Randomised controlled trial was conducted on STEMI patients who undergo PCI in two hospitals in Jakarta, 104 patients enrolled to this study, and 77 patients completed the trial. 37 patients were randomly assigned to receive colchicines (2 mg loading dose; 0.5 mg thereafter every 12 hour for 48 hours) while 40 patients received placebo. NLRP3 level was measured from venous blood at baseline (BL), after procedure (AP), dan 24-hour post procedure (24H). Results: No NLRP3 difference was observed initially between colchicine arm and placebo arm 38,69 and 39,0138, respectively (p >0.05). Measurement conducted at 24H, patients received colchicine demonstrate reduction in NLRP3 level (37.67), while placebo arm results increase in NLRP3 level (42.89) despite not statistically significant (p >0,05). Conclusion: Colchicine addition to standard treatment of STEMI patients undergo PCI reduce NLRP3 level despite statistically insignificant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-150
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024


  • acute coronary syndrome
  • colchicine
  • inflammasomes
  • reperfusion injury


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