Association of endotoxemia with carotid atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease: prospective results from the Bruneck Study.

@article{Wiedermann1999AssociationOE,
  title={Association of endotoxemia with carotid atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease: prospective results from the Bruneck Study.},
  author={Christian J Wiedermann and Stefan Kiechl and Stefan Dunzendorfer and Peter Schratzberger and Georg Egger and Friedrich Oberhollenzer and Johann Willeit},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={34 7},
  pages={1975-81}
}
OBJECTIVES Focus of the current study was on the significance of bacterial endotoxin, which shows a variety of pro-atherogenic properties and may occur at high concentration in the circulation of infected subjects. BACKGROUND The possibility of an infectious risk factor in atherogenesis and cardiovascular disease has stimulated research interest, but the nature of such process remains obscure. METHODS We measured plasma endotoxin levels (LAL assay) in a random population of 516 men and… CONTINUE READING
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