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Elevated Levels of Oxidized Low Density Lipoprotein Show a Positive Relationship With the Severity of Acute Coronary Syndromes
BackgroundThere is accumulating data that acute coronary syndromes relate to recent onset activation of inflammation affecting atherosclerotic plaques. Increased blood levels of oxidized low densityExpand
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Anatomy of the Aortic Valvar Complex and Its Implications for Transcatheter Implantation of the Aortic Valve
The books and articles devoted to the anatomy of the aortic valvar complex are numerous. Until now, however, little consideration has been given to understanding the anatomy with percutaneous valvarExpand
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Left ventricular fibre architecture in man.
In order to investigate the possibility of regional variation of ventricular structure, 25 normal postmortem human hearts were studied by inspection of cavity shape and subepicardial fibreExpand
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Site of intimal rupture or erosion of thrombosed coronary atherosclerotic plaques is characterized by an inflammatory process irrespective of the dominant plaque morphology.
BACKGROUND The study was designed to verify the concept of plaques "at risk" and whether inflammation could play a role in plaque rupture and thrombosis. METHODS AND RESULTS In 20 patients who hadExpand
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Functional and Morphological Organization of the Rabbit Sinus Node
In isolated right atria of the rabbit heart, we studied the activation pattern within the sinus node, using the microelectrode technique. After the electrophysiological experiments, the prep-arationsExpand
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Reentry as a cause of ventricular tachycardia in patients with chronic ischemic heart disease: electrophysiologic and anatomic correlation.
In this report we describe electrophysiologic and histologic findings in hearts and endocardially resected preparations from patients with sustained ventricular tachycardias in the chronic phase ofExpand
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Histologic changes in the normal aging aorta: implications for dissecting aortic aneurysm.
The histologic changes that occur in the media of the normal aorta at various ages were studied in 100 normal aortas. These changes encompassed (1) cystic medial necrosis, defined as pooling ofExpand
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Spotty Calcification Typifies the Culprit Plaque in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction: An Intravascular Ultrasound Study
Background—Calcification is a common finding in human coronary arteries; however, the relationship between calcification patterns, plaque morphology, and patterns of remodeling of culprit lesions inExpand
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Neutrophil Infiltration of Culprit Lesions in Acute Coronary Syndromes
Background—Neutrophils in unstable atherosclerotic lesions have not received much consideration, despite accumulating evidence suggesting a link between systemic inflammation and acute coronaryExpand
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Left Atrial Myocardial Extension onto Pulmonary Veins in Humans:
Anatomy of Pulmonary Veins. Introduction: Electrophysiologic studies have shown that spontaneous initiation of atrial fibrillation (AF) by ectopic heats may originate from within pulmonary veins. TheExpand
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