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OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of remote ischemic post-conditioning (RIPC) by repeated intermittent balloon inflations in preventing acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND AKI complicating PCI is(More)
A 62-year-old woman was referred for evaluation of recent-onset dyspnoea at rest and a newly found systolic heart murmur, heard best at the apex of the heart. The patient's history was notable for surgical mitral valve replacement 3 years ago, due to severe mitral regurgitation (myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve). The transthoracic echocardiogram(More)
OBJECTIVES Soluble tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis inducing ligand (sTRAIL) has been shown to exert protective action against atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to investigate potential associations of coronary sTRAIL levels with indices of in-stent neointimal hyperplasia. METHODS 67 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary(More)
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