Plasma concentration of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 and subsequent cardiovascular risk.

@article{Lemos2000PlasmaCO,
  title={Plasma concentration of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 and subsequent cardiovascular risk.},
  author={James A. de Lemos and Charles H. Hennekens and Paul M. Ridker},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={423-6}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1) is a marker for increased cardiovascular risk. BACKGROUND Soluble forms of cellular adhesion molecules (CAMs) may be useful markers of endothelial activation and local or systemic inflammation. Recent studies indicate that plasma concentration of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1) is elevated many years before a first myocardial infarction (MI) occurs. However… CONTINUE READING