Plasma fibrinogen and its association with cardiovascular risk factors in apparently healthy Japanese subjects

@article{Sakakibara2003PlasmaFA,
  title={Plasma fibrinogen and its association with cardiovascular risk factors in apparently healthy Japanese subjects},
  author={Hisataka Sakakibara and Chie Fujii and Michitaka Naito},
  journal={Heart and Vessels},
  year={2003},
  volume={19},
  pages={144-148}
}
Recent evidence has shown the association of increased plasma fibrinogen levels with subsequent coronary heart disease or stroke. Fibrinogen is an acute-phase inflammatory reactant as well as a clotting factor. The authors investigated an association between fibrinogen levels and cardiovascular risk factors in apparently healthy Japanese subjects, while considering C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, a marker of the inflammatory status. Plasma fibrinogen and serum CRP from 2 706 participants in an… CONTINUE READING

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