Plasma Fibrinogen, Ambulatory Blood Pressure, and Silent Cerebrovascular Lesions

@inproceedings{YokoAono2007PlasmaFA,
  title={Plasma Fibrinogen, Ambulatory Blood Pressure, and Silent Cerebrovascular Lesions},
  author={YokoAono and TakayoshiOhkubo and MasahiroKikuya and AzusaHara and TakeoKondo and TakuObara and HirohitoMetoki and RyusukeInoue and KeiAsayama and YorikoShintani and JunichiroHashimoto and KazuhitoTotsune and HaruhisaHoshi and HiroshiSatoh and Shin-IchiIzumi and YutakaImai},
  year={2007}
}
Objective— Twenty-four–hour ambulatory blood pressure (24-hour ABP) values are considered a powerful predictor of stroke. Silent cerebrovascular lesions are associated with an increased risk of stroke. Because fibrinogen is a major determinant of plasma viscosity, an elevated fibrinogen level might also be associated with stroke risk. We evaluated the association of 24-hour ABP and plasma fibrinogen levels with the risk of silent cerebrovascular lesions (white matter hyperintensity and lacunar… CONTINUE READING