Idiopathic deep venous thrombosis and arterial endothelial dysfunction in the elderly

Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Andrea Fontana, Massimo Grilli, Mariangela Pia Dagostino, Massimiliano Copetti, Fabio Pellegrini, Gianluigi Vendemiale

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Abstract

Arterial and venous thrombosis have always been regarded as different pathologies and epidemiological studies have examined the association between venous thrombosis and indicators of atherosclerosis and/or arterial thromboembolic events. We measured the flow-mediated dilation (FMD), a well-known marker of arterial endothelial dysfunction, in young- middle-aged and old-aged patients with and without unprovoked deep venous thrombosis (DVT). The aim of this study was to investigate whether DVT was a significant predictor for impaired FMD, considering all the patients and young-middle-aged (age

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-760
Number of pages10
JournalAge
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Endothelial dysfunction
  • Flow-mediated dilation
  • Venous thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Mazzoccoli, G., Fontana, A., Grilli, M., Dagostino, M. P., Copetti, M., Pellegrini, F., & Vendemiale, G. (2012). Idiopathic deep venous thrombosis and arterial endothelial dysfunction in the elderly. Age, 34(3), 751-760. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11357-011-9265-x