Beta-fibrinogen gene polymorphism (C148-->T) is associated with carotid atherosclerosis: results of the Austrian Stroke Prevention Study.


Polymorphisms at the beta-fibrinogen locus have been shown to be associated with plasma concentration of fibrinogen and coronary heart disease. The effect of the genetic heterogeneity of fibrinogen on carotid atherosclerosis has not been determined so far. We examined the influence of the C148 --> T polymorphism on carotid disease in a large cohort of… (More)


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