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Marrow-Derived Stromal Cells Express Genes Encoding a Broad Spectrum of Arteriogenic Cytokines and Promote In Vitro and In Vivo Arteriogenesis Through Paracrine Mechanisms
Abstract— We recently demonstrated that marrow stromal cells (MSCs) augment collateral remodeling through release of several cytokines such as VEGF and bFGF rather than via cell incorporation intoExpand
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Local Delivery of Marrow-Derived Stromal Cells Augments Collateral Perfusion Through Paracrine Mechanisms
Background—Bone marrow cell therapy is reported to contribute to collateral formation through cell incorporation into new or remodeling vessels. However, the possible role of a paracrine contributionExpand
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Randomized trial of stents versus bypass surgery for left main coronary artery disease.
BACKGROUND Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is increasingly used to treat unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis, although coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been consideredExpand
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Effect of intravenous omeprazole on recurrent bleeding after endoscopic treatment of bleeding peptic ulcers.
BACKGROUND After endoscopic treatment of bleeding peptic ulcers, bleeding recurs in 15 to 20 percent of patients. METHODS We assessed whether the use of a high dose of a proton-pump inhibitor wouldExpand
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Stents versus coronary-artery bypass grafting for left main coronary artery disease.
BACKGROUND Several studies have compared the treatment effects of coronary stenting and coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, there are limited data regarding the long-term outcomes ofExpand
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Incidence, predictors, and prognostic implications of bleeding and blood transfusion following percutaneous coronary interventions.
Bleeding related to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) occurs relatively frequently. We retrospectively investigated the incidence, predictors, and prognostic impact of periprocedural bleedingExpand
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Frequency of and risk factors for stent thrombosis after drug-eluting stent implantation during long-term follow-up.
Despite concerns regarding the long-term safety of drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation because of late-onset stent thrombosis, the actual incidence of stent thrombosis after 1 year is unknown. WeExpand
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Impact of Intravascular Ultrasound Guidance on Long-Term Mortality in Stenting for Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery Stenosis
Background—Although intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance has been useful in stenting for unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis, its impact on long-term mortality is still unclear.Expand
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Factors associated with decreased cerebral blood flow in congestive heart failure secondary to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) is decreased and cognitive dysfunction develops in the advanced stages of heart failure. However, few data are available regarding the factors associated with decreased CBF.Expand
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Visual-functional mismatch between coronary angiography and fractional flow reserve.
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to identify clinical and lesion-specific local factors affecting visual-functional mismatch. BACKGROUND Although lesion severity determined by coronaryExpand
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