Mette Bjerre

Comparison of osteoprotegerin to traditional atherosclerotic risk factors and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein for diagnosis of atherosclerosis

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  • Rasmus Mogelvang
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  • Sune Holm Pedersen, Institut for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling, Danmark
  • Allan Flyvbjerg, Danmark
  • Mette Bjerre
  • Allan Iversen, Kliniske Institutter, Danmark
  • Soren Galatius
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  • Jan Frystyk
  • Jan Skov Jensen, Institut for Kirurgi og Intern Medicin, Danmark
Atherosclerosis is the main cause of cardiovascular disease, but the extent of atherosclerosis in individual patients is difficult to estimate. A biomarker of the atherosclerotic burden would be very valuable. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association of plasma osteoprotegerin (OPG) to clinical and subclinical atherosclerotic disease in a large community-based, cross-sectional population study. In the Copenhagen City Heart Study, OPG concentrations were measured in 5,863 men and women. A total of 494 participants had been hospitalized for ischemic heart disease or ischemic stroke, and compared to controls, this group with clinical atherosclerosis had higher mean OPG (1,773 vs 1,337 ng/L, p
TidsskriftAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Sider (fra-til)515-20
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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