Biologic markers as predictors of cardiovascular disease.

  title={Biologic markers as predictors of cardiovascular disease.},
  author={William H. Frishman},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={104 6A},
Epidemiologic data obtained over the past 30 years suggest that a number of new biologic markers are associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease. These include indices related to (1) altered glucose metabolism, particularly insulin resistance; (2) hyperlipidemia; (3) elevated levels of lipoprotein(a) and homocysteine; (4) increased levels of molecules reflecting decreased fibrinolysis and increased activation of the coagulation cascade; (5) elevations in cell adhesion molecules… CONTINUE READING
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