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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The prothrombin time (expressed as the international normalized ratio [INR]) is the standard method of monitoring warfarin therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation. Prothrombin activation fragment F1.2 provides an index of in vivo thrombin generation and might provide a better index of the effective intensity of anticoagulation.(More)
Blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation, are related to cardiovascular disease risk. To determine cross-sectional correlates in the elderly, we measured CRP in 400 men and women older than 65 years and free of clinical cardiovascular disease at baseline as part of the Cardiovascular Health Study. Only 2% of the values were greater(More)
The Cardiovascular Health Study is an observational cohort study of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in 5201 participants, ages > or = 65 years. We report the methods and quality-assurance results for blood procurement, processing, shipping, storage, and sample analysis used during the first examination period (May 1989-June 1990). The most frequent(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Markers of thrombin generation and platelet activation are often elevated in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, but it is unclear whether such markers usefully predict stroke. Therefore, we undertook the present study to assess the relationship between prothrombin fragment F1.2 (F1.2), beta-thromboglobulin (BTG),(More)
BACKGROUND The abrupt cessation of heparin and other thrombin inhibitors when used to treat acute coronary syndromes has been accompanied by a clustering of thrombotic events. It is unknown whether these events are the result of inadequate antithrombin therapy or whether they represent a rebound increase in thrombin activity. This study was designed to(More)
BACKGROUND Earlier studies found strong support for a genetic basis for regulation of coagulation factor levels and measures of a prethrombotic state (d-dimer, prothrombin fragment 1.2). OBJECTIVES Estimation of how much of the variation in the levels of coagulation factors and measures of a prethrombotic state, including measures of protein C activation(More)
We tested the hypothesis that differences in the low-molecular-weight (500-20,000 Da) proteomic profile of plasma may be detectable between members of a protein C-deficient family who have suffered thrombotic events before age 40 compared to family members without a history of venous thrombosis. Unfractionated plasma samples from members of a previously(More)
No studies have examined the associations of coagulation factor levels with measures of subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the elderly. The Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) is a prospective, population-based cohort study of CVD in persons older than 65 years. At the baseline examination, we measured fibrinogen, factor VII, and factor VIII levels(More)
Lupus anticoagulants are antibodies that interfere with in vitro phospholipid-dependent coagulation reactions. In vivo, they have been associated with a variety of thromboembolic problems. Samples from patients with lupus anticoagulants were included in the 1986 and 1987 College of American Pathologists proficiency survey program. Participant performance on(More)