S. Naimi, M.D.; R. Goldstein, M.D.; S. Proger, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The importance of blood coagulation-fibrinolysis equilibrium in determining the natural course of atherosclerosis has been subject to scrutiny for many years. Yet most of the data in the literature on coagulation and fibrinolysis as related to atherosclerosis are based on the findings in the venous blood.
A comparative arteriovenous study was therefore undertaken in a group of normal and a group of atherosclerotic subjects. Coagulation tests in general showed no significant arteriovenous differences in either group or between the two groups. Fibrinolytic activity, however, was almost uniformly lower in the arterial blood. This arteriovenous difference was statistically significant in both
Naimi S, Goldstein R, Proger S. Arteriovenous Differences in Coagulation and Fibrinolysis in Normal Subjects and in Patients with Atherosclerosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1038. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1038_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1038.
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