Markers of inflammation in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis: a case-control study.

@article{Debing2008MarkersOI,
  title={Markers of inflammation in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis: a case-control study.},
  author={Erik E Debing and E. -G. Peeters and Christian Demanet and Marc de Waele and Pierre M van den Brande},
  journal={Vascular and endovascular surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={122-7}
}
OBJECTIVES There is evidence that inflammation plays a role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. We compared levels of inflammatory markers between patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and controls, and between patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 180 patients with ICA stenosis were compared with 180 age-matched and sex-matched controls. The biomarkers evaluated were high-sensitivity C-reactive… CONTINUE READING
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