Inflammatory and non-invasive vascular markers: the multimarker approach for risk stratification in coronary artery disease.

Abstract

Current thinking supports the notion that several inflammatory proteins intervene with endothelium and haemostatic factors leading to plaque formation and rupture. Of these, C-reactive protein (CRP), monocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor (MCSF) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) promote atherogenesis by inducing monocyte-macrophage activation, foam cell… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2008.02.019

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