Corpus ID: 23357577

[Fibrinogen: a risk factor].

@article{Potron1996FibrinogenAR,
  title={[Fibrinogen: a risk factor].},
  author={Gérard Potron and P N'guyen and Bernard Pignon},
  journal={Journal des maladies vasculaires},
  year={1996},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          126-32
        }
}
More than 10 epidemiologic studies have established that a high fibrinogen level is a thrombotic risk factor. The role of fibrinogen in arterial occlusion is multiple : the atheroma plaque involvement in formation thrombus, erythrocyte aggregation, whole blood and plasma viscosity. Fibrinogen level is high during inflammation and increases with ageing and in tobacco addicts. In coronary disease, it is an independent risk factor of prognosis value. In arterial peripheral disease, it is a risk… Expand

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