The authors examined the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies in acute coronary syndrome. As their results show the frequency of antibodies against B2-glycoprotein I is significantly higher (14.4%) than the presence of these antibodies in a healthy control group (2%). Occurrence of antibodies against B2-glycoprotein I is much more higher than the occurrence of IgG- or IgM type antibodies against cardiolipin or lupus anticoagulant. CONCLUSIONS: The authors emphasize the possible role of anti-B2-glycoprotein I antibodies in thrombotic process of acute coronary syndrome. The previous ischaemic stroke was significantly more frequent in those patients medical history in whose serums antibodies against B2-glycoprotein I were present, so the presence of this thrombophil factor in acute coronary syndrome points out the importance of secunder antithrombotic prevention.
|Translated title of the contribution||Antiphospholipid antibodies in acute coronary syndrome|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 9 2003|
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