Corstian A den Uil

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The microcirculation is a complex system, which regulates the balance between oxygen demand and supply of parenchymal cells. In addition, the peripheral microcirculation has an important role in regulating the hemodynamics of the human body because it warrants arterial blood pressure as well as venous return to the heart. Novel techniques have made it(More)
Drugs that modulate the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) play an important role in modern cardiovascular prevention strategies. Inhibitors of the RAAS, in particular angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, have been proven to be beneficial in specific patient groups, including patients with hypertension, heart failure, diabetes mellitus(More)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an independent predictor for morbidity and mortality in the general population, which is even more apparent in patients with concomitant cardiovascular risk factors. As the prevalence of DM is increasing, with an ageing general population, it is expected that the number of diabetic patients requiring surgical interventions will(More)
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