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The Role of Inflammation
Atherosclerosis is a disease of arteries and is characterized by endothelial dysfunction, vascular inflammation, and the build-up of lipids, cholesterol, calcium, and cellular debris within 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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Are hospitalized or ambulatory patients with heart failure treated in accordance with European Society of Cardiology guidelines? Evidence from 12 440 patients of the ESC Heart Failure Long‐Term
To evaluate how recommendations of European guidelines regarding pharmacological and non‐pharmacological treatments for heart failure (HF) are adopted in clinical practice.
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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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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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Arterial stiffness and wave reflections in marathon runners.
BACKGROUND Regular aerobic exercise has beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. Marathon running is an aerobic and extremely vigorous exercise. Arterial stiffness and wave reflections areExpand
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The Role of Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress occurs due to the combination of excess reactive oxygen species and insufficient antioxidant capacity. Oxidative stress has been correlated with endothelial dysfunction, theExpand
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Impact of lifestyle habits on the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among Greek adults from the ATTICA study.
BACKGROUND Individuals with the metabolic syndrome (MS) are at high risk for coronary heart disease and may benefit from aggressive lifestyle modification. In this study, we evaluated the effect ofExpand
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Obesity and cardiovascular disease: from pathophysiology to risk stratification.
Obesity is associated with numerous co-morbidities such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD), type 2 diabetes, hypertension and others. As obesity is considered to be a major risk factor forExpand
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Homocysteine and coronary atherosclerosis: from folate fortification to the recent clinical trials.
Plasma total homocysteine (Hcy) has been associated with cardiovascular risk in multiple large-scale epidemiological studies, and it has been considered as an independent risk factor forExpand
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