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Prediction of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality with central haemodynamics: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
AIMS To calculate robust quantitative estimates on the predictive value of central pressures and derived central haemodynamic indices for cardiovascular (CV) outcomes and all-cause mortality byExpand
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From vulnerable plaque to vulnerable patient: a call for new definitions and risk assessment strategies: Part I.
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease results in >19 million deaths annually, and coronary heart disease accounts for the majority of this toll. Despite major advances in treatment of coronary heartExpand
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Dietary patterns: a Mediterranean diet score and its relation to clinical and biological markers of cardiovascular disease risk.
BACKGROUND AND AIM It has been suggested that overall dietary patterns and not single nutrients should be studied, since food items might have a synergistic and antagonistic effect on health. TheExpand
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The role of oxidative stress in atherosclerosis.
According to the theory of ox-idative stress, atherosclerosis is the resultof the oxidative modification of low densi-ty lipoproteins (LDL) in the arterial wallby reactive oxygen species (ROS).Expand
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Adherence to the Mediterranean food pattern predicts the prevalence of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes and obesity, among healthy adults; the accuracy of the MedDietScore.
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the accuracy of a diet score in relation to hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes and obesity. METHODS A diet score (range 0-55) has been developed thatExpand
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A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study
C oronary arteries ectasias are considered, in their majority, a variation of the manifestation of atheromatous disease. Similar aneurysmal lesions may be encountered in other vascular networks too,Expand
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The role of nitric oxide on endothelial function.
The vascular endothelium is a monolayer of cells between the vessel lumen and the vascular smooth muscle cells. Nitric oxide (NO) is a soluble gas continuously synthesized from the amino acidExpand
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Acute Systemic Inflammation Increases Arterial Stiffness and Decreases Wave Reflections in Healthy Individuals
Background— Aortic stiffness is a marker of cardiovascular disease and an independent predictor of cardiovascular risk. Although an association between inflammatory markers and increased arterialExpand
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Vascular wall shear stress: basic principles and methods.
he investigation of various me-chanical forces and the tissue de-formations they induce have beenextensively studied for over three centu-ries. The basic principles concerning therelationship betweenExpand
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Increased heart failure risk in normal-weight people with metabolic syndrome compared with metabolically healthy obese individuals.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess whether the metabolically healthy obese phenotype is associated with lower heart failure (HF) risk compared with normal-weight individuals withExpand
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