Serum Amyloid A as a Predictor of Coronary Artery Disease and Cardiovascular Outcome in Women: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-Sponsored Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Apolipoproteins
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Coronary Artery Disease

abstract

  • Our results show a strong independent relationship between SAA and future cardiovascular events, similar to that found for hs-CRP. Although SAA was independently but moderately associated with angiographic CAD, this association was not found for hs-CRP. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that systemic inflammation, manifested by high SAA or hs-CRP levels, may promote atherosclerotic plaque destabilization, in addition to exerting a possible direct effect on atherogenesis.

publication date

  • February 17, 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/01.CIR.0000115516.54550.B1

PubMed ID

  • 14970107

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 726

end page

  • 32

volume

  • 109

number

  • 6