Inflammation and thrombosis in cardiovascular disease

Prabhakara Nagareddy, Susan S. Smyth

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article will summarize recent observations that provide mechanistic insight into the molecular and cellular links between inflammation and thrombosis in the context of cardiovascular and other thromboinflammatory disease states. RECENT FINDINGS: Several disease conditions are characterized by a thromboinflammatory state in which interactions of blood cells and components with the vascular wall perpetuate both thrombotic and inflammatory pathways. Targeting these pathways may be of benefit in inflammatory conditions and cardiovascular disease. SUMMARY: Ongoing clinical trials should provide additional insight into the hypothesis that the thromboinflammatory state contributes to adverse clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-463
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Hematology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2013


  • cardiovascular disease
  • inflammation
  • thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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