Effects of older age on fibrin D-dimer, C-reactive protein, and other hemostatic and inflammatory variables in men aged 60-79 years.
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that several hemostatic and inflammatory variables, which are risk predictors for arterial or venous thrombosis, increase with age. However, there is a lack of data from large population studies for reliable estimates of reference ranges. OBJECTIVES: To establish reliable reference ranges of hemostatic and inflammatory variables for 5-year age groups in older men and their implications for pathogenesis and diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of...Expand abstract
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