Matthew T Gissel

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BACKGROUND Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is associated with thrombin formation, triggered by ruptured or eroded coronary atheroma. We investigated whether thrombin generation based on circulating coagulation protein levels, could distinguish between acute and stable coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS Plasma coagulation factor (F)(More)
Growing evidence indicates that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased risk for thromboembolic cardiovascular events. We investigated thrombin generation profiles in RA patients and their dependence on plasma factor/inhibitor composition. Plasma factor (F) compositions (II, V, VII, VIII, IX, X), antithrombin and free tissue factor pathway(More)
BACKGROUND Therapeutic agents that regulate blood coagulation are critical to the management of thrombotic disorders, with the selective targeting of factor (F) Xa emerging as a promising approach. OBJECTIVE To assess anticoagulant strategies targeting FXa. METHODS A deterministic computational model of tissue factor (Tf)-initiated thrombin generation(More)
Factor (F)VII deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder for which a replacement therapy is not universally available; recombinant FVIIa has been utilized as a therapeutic substitute. As FVII competes with FVIIa for binding to tissue factor in initiating the extrinsic pathway of blood coagulation, a lower dose of FVIIa replacement in cross-reacting(More)
It has been established that inflammation and enhanced pro-coagulant activity are associated with the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic vascular disease. We evaluated and compared the contributions of the factor (F)XIa and tissue factor (TF) activity in plasma of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Citrate plasma was obtained prior to therapy from 53(More)
The presence of activation peptides (AP) of the vitamin K-dependent proteins in the phlebotomy blood of human subjects suggests that active serine proteases may circulate in blood as well. The goal of the current study was to evaluate the influence of trace amounts of key coagulation proteases on tissue factor-independent thrombin generation using three(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated factor (F)XI is associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke. Activated FXI (FXIa) and tissue factor (TF) have not been studied following stroke. The aim of the current study was to evaluate circulating FXIa and TF in patients with prior cerebrovascular events. PATIENTS/METHODS We studied 241 patients, including 162 after(More)
BACKGROUND   Elevated factor (F)XI and tissue factor (TF) have been reported to occur in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). We sought to investigate whether circulating activated FXI (FXIa) and TF on admission can predict clinical outcomes in patients with acute cerebrovascular events. MATERIALS AND METHODS   In the observational study, we(More)
The view that clot time-based assays do not provide a sufficient assessment of an individual's hemostatic competence, especially in the context of anticoagulant therapy, has provoked a search for new metrics, with significant focus directed at techniques that define the propagation phase of thrombin generation. Here we use our deterministic mathematical(More)
INTRODUCTION More than 80% of cerebrovascular events are ischemic and largely thromboembolic by nature. We evaluated whether plasma factor composition and thrombin generation dynamics might be a contributor to the thrombotic phenotype of ischemic cerebrovascular events. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied (1) 100 patients with acute ischemic stroke (n=50) or(More)