BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 12 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:0-b


We twice inserted an incorrect and confusing word during the technical editing of a Minerva item about the first Northwick Park heart study (BMJ 2007;334:702, 31 Mar, doi: 10.1136/bmj.39164.781389.791). The study, reported in the third Minerva item, looked at factor VIIc, which is not factor VII “anticoagulant activity,” as we said, but the opposite—the procoagulant activity of factor VII. And the data show that the greater the procoagulant activity of factor VII at recruitment, the greater the risk of coronary death in both sexes.

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