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Leukocytes and the risk of ischemic diseases.
Predictive indexes for atherosclerotic risk are imperfect, suggesting that there are predictive factors not commonly considered. Such a factor may be the white blood cell (WBC) count. EpidemiologicExpand
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Fibrinogen as a Cardiovascular Risk Factor
The notion that fibrinogen is related to cardiovascular diseases was first voiced in the 1950s [1-4], when its level was found to be increased in patients with ischemic heart disease. During the lastExpand
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Plasma fibrinogen — an independent cardiovascular risk factor
  • E. Ernst
  • Medicine
  • Journal of internal medicine
  • 1 June 1990
Abstract. Apart from being an acute phase reactant, fibrinogen appears to play an important although not widely recognized role in athero‐/thrombogenesis. Arteriosclerotic diseases are associatedExpand
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Fibrinogen, viscosity, and white blood cell count.
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The possible role of hemorheology in atherothrombogenesis.
Conventional risk factors predict only about 30-50% of incidental cases in cardiovascular diseases, which are still the leading cause of death in western societies. During the last decade, theExpand
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Twenty-four men who had stable claudication with long, collateralized femoropopliteal obstructions were treated by isovolaemic haemodilution and sham dilutions in a double-blind, placebo-controlled,Expand
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Association between plasma viscosity and all‐cause mortality: results from the MONICA–Augsburg Cohort Study 1984–92
Several studies have reported a strong association between various markers of the acute‐phase response and death from cardiovascular diseases and all‐cause mortality. Inflammation at a low level ofExpand
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Fibrinogen as a cardiovascular risk factor--interrelationship with infections and inflammation.
  • E. Ernst
  • Medicine
  • European heart journal
  • 1 December 1993
Epidemiological evidence suggests that fibrinogen represents a major cardiovascular risk factor. Clinical data is in full agreement with this hypothesis. As fibrinogen also represents an acute phaseExpand
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