Association between inflammatory markers, hemostatic, and lipid factors in postinfarction patients

      Atherosclerosis is increasingly recognized as a complex phenomenon involving the interaction of several mechanisms. Dyslipidemia, thrombosis, and other metabolic dysfunctional syndromes have been implicated in atherogenesis and its secondary complications.
      • Oparil S.
      • Oberman A.
      Nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors.
      More recently, inflammation has been proposed to play an important role in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and to be an important determinant of plaque vulnerability.
      • Ross R.
      Atherosclerosis—an inflammatory disease.
      Although thrombosis, dyslipidemia, and proinflammatory conditions contribute to atherosclerosis and increased risk of cardiac events, the associations among these 3 pathologic states are not well understood. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the relations among inflammation, thrombosis, and dyslipidemia, by comparing the levels of their respective serum markers measured in a population of patients in a stable phase after myocardial infarction.
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