Prognostic impact of fibrinogen in carotid atherosclerosis: nonspecific indicator of inflammation or independent predictor of disease progression?

@article{Sabeti2005PrognosticIO,
  title={Prognostic impact of fibrinogen in carotid atherosclerosis: nonspecific indicator of inflammation or independent predictor of disease progression?},
  author={S. Milad. Nayyer Sabeti and Markus Exner and Wolfgang Mlekusch and Jasmin Amighi and Peter Quehenberger and Helmut Rumpold and Gerald Maurer and E. Minar and Oswald Wagner and Martin Schillinger},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 7},
  pages={1400-4}
}
BACKGROUND Fibrinogen is a key factor in the coagulation cascade, it exhibits proinflammatory properties, and it is suggested to play a pivotal role in atherogenesis. We investigated whether fibrinogen predicts future progression of carotid atherosclerosis, analyzing whether fibrinogen levels add to the prognostic information of other inflammatory parameters. METHODS We prospectively studied 1268 consecutive patients without recent (12 months) symptoms from cerebrovascular disease. Patients… CONTINUE READING