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In overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), increased insulin resistance has been observed. Since abdominal obesity is associated with impaired fibrinolytic capacity and elevated levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1) and since PAI-1 seems to be related to insulin resistance, we investigated the possible effects of dietary(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of left ventricular (LV) thrombus formation and important determinants in patients with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction localized to the anterior wall treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and dual-antiplatelet therapy. One hundred selected patients with ST elevation(More)
BACKGROUND Cardioprotective effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) of marine origin are well recognized. Because of the shortness of marine resources vegetable oils are increasingly used in fish farming. The effects on human health of fish fed on vegetable oils are largely unknown. METHODS In a double-blinded intervention study, 60(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of the present study was to study the concept of aspirin resistance or non-responsiveness by investigating the response to long-term aspirin therapy in patients with a former acute myocardial infarction (AMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with an AMI (n=202) randomly assigned to aspirin 160 mg/day (n=71), aspirin 75 mg/day and(More)
We investigated the levels of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an important endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide (NO), as related to metabolic risk factors known to contribute to atherosclerotic disease. Dimethylarginines were analysed in a cross-sectional study of 563 elderly high-risk men (70 +/- 6 years). ADMA and the l-arginine/ADMA (l-arg/ADMA)(More)
BACKGROUND A high prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance and unknown type 2-diabetes in patients with coronary heart disease and no previous diagnosis of diabetes have been reported. The aims of the present study were to investigate the prevalence of abnormal glucose regulation (AGR) 3 months after an acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in(More)
PURPOSE Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with inflammation and a prothrombotic state; however, it is still unclear whether this is independent of ageing and comorbidity. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of AF on circulating levels of inflammatory and fibrinolytic markers in a 75-year-old general population. METHODS All(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate plasma levels of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an important endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase, in populations at high risk for atherosclerosis as compared to healthy controls, and furthermore to evaluate the effect of cholesterol lowering therapy in individuals with hypercholesterolemia. The(More)
The effects of marine omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (FAs) and antioxidants on the oxidative modification of LDL were studied in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Male smokers (n = 41) with combined hyperlipidemia were allocated to one of four groups receiving supplementation with omega-3 FAs (5 g eicosapentaenoic acid and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to investigate whether omega-3 fatty acids (n-3 FA) reduce the occurrence of restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. BACKGROUND Meta-analyses have shown significant reduction of restenosis after coronary angioplasty upon supplementation with n-3 FA. METHODS In a prospective,(More)