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Prothrombin fragment 1+2 is associated with carotid intima-media thickness in subjects free of clinical cardiovascular disease

Páramo J.A., Orbe J., Beloqui O., Benito A., Colina I., Martínez-Vila E., Díez J.
Atherosclerosis Research, University Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.

Revista: Stroke

Fecha: 01/05/2004

Unidad de Chequeos Radiología Hematología y Hemoterapia Neurología

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
Thrombin, a central enzyme in the clotting cascade, plays a role not only in thrombosis but also in the progression of atherosclerosis. We studied the relationship between prothrombin fragment 1+2 (F1+2), a specific marker of thrombin generation in vivo, and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), an index of subclinical atherosclerosis.

METHODS
We examined 181 asymptomatic middle-aged subjects (mean age 55.6 years, 76.7% men) free of overt clinical atherosclerotic disease. F1+2 was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and IMT by duplex ultrasonography of carotid artery. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to assess the relationship between the 2 parameters.

RESULTS
Compared with individuals in the lowest tertile of F1+2, those in the upper tertile (>0.55 nmol/L) showed significantly higher IMT (P<0.01). In correlation analysis, a positive relationship was found between plasma F1+2 and carotid IMT. F1+2 also correlated positively with cholesterol (P<0.008) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (P<0.005), but not with blood pressure or body mass index. In the multivariate analysis, the association of F1+2 with carotid IMT remained significant (P<0.001) after adjustment for age, sex, body mass index, systolic blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking.

CONCLUSIONS
In a population sample of adults without clinically overt atherosclerotic disease, the plasma levels of F1+2 were significantly associated with carotid IMT, suggesting a relationship between thrombin generation and the development atherosclerosis.

CITA DEL ARTÍCULO  Stroke. 2004 May;35(5):1085-9

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