Elevated factor XIII level and the risk of myocardial infarction in women

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Abstract

Factor XIII (FXIII) activity and antigen levels were determined in 955 patients investigated by coronary angiography. Patients were sub-grouped according to the presence or absence of coronary sclerosis (CS+, CS-) and a positive history of myocardial infarction (MI+, MI-). In females, but not in males, adjusted FXIII activity and antigen levels were significantly elevated in the CS+MT+ group compared to in the CS+MI- group. FXIII levels in the upper tertile were associated with significantly increased risk of MI in females, but not in males.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-288
Number of pages2
JournalHaematologica
Volume92
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

Keywords

  • Coronary sclerosis
  • Factor XIII
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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