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Inflammation as a Possible Link Between Coronary and Carotid Plaque Instability
Background— Multiple complex stenoses, plaque fissures, and widespread coronary inflammation are common in acute coronary syndromes. A systemic cause of atherosclerotic plaque instability is alsoExpand
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Allergic Inflammation Is Associated With Coronary Instability and a Worse Clinical Outcome After Acute Myocardial Infarction
Background—The role of allergic inflammation in acute coronary syndromes (ACS) has not been clearly defined to date. Aim of this study was to assess eosinophil and basophil activation in ACS and theExpand
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Mechanisms of Coronary Artery Spasm
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Abnormal Cardiac Adrenergic Nerve Function in Patients With Syndrome X Detected By [123I]Metaiodobenzylguanidine Myocardial Scintigraphy
Background Previous studies have suggested that an abnormal cardiac adrenergic tone may have a pathophysiological role in syndrome X (effort angina, positive exercise testing, angiographically normalExpand
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Relation Between Platelet Response to Exercise and Coronary Angiographic Findings in Patients With Effort Angina
Background— Platelet reactivity is increased by exercise in patients with obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) but not in patients with syndrome X. In this study, we prospectively investigatedExpand
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Abstract 11334: Long-Term Survival and Quality of Life of Patients Submitted to Emergency Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for Post-Infarction Cardiogenic Shock
Background: This study was intended to evaluate the long-term outcome of patients submitted to emergency coronary artery bypass (eCABG) for postinfarction cardiogenic shock (post-AMI CS). Methods:Expand