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[MOL] Elevated TPA Antigen Strong Predictor Of Stroke In Young Women



Good Morning,

Thought this might be of some interest.

God Bless
marty auslander


WESTPORT, Jan 08 (Reuters Health) - High levels of tissue
plasminogen activator antigen are a marker of stroke risk in
young women.  High TPA antigen levels are likely to be an
indicator of impaired endogenous fibrinolysis, a multicenter team
reports in the January issue of Stroke: Journal of the American
Heart Association.  In a study reported in The Lancet in 1994,
researchers with the Cardiovascular Health Study showed that
older men, mean age 62, with TPA antigen levels higher than the
95th percentile had a 4-fold increased risk of stroke.

http://ipn.intelihealth.com/ipn/ihtIPN?c=206734
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