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The dynamic nature of coronary artery lesion morphology assessed by serial virtual histology intravascular ultrasound tissue characterization.
OBJECTIVES We used virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) to investigate the natural history of coronary artery lesion morphology. BACKGROUND Plaque stability is related to itsExpand
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Impact of Dual Lipid-Lowering Strategy With Ezetimibe and Atorvastatin on Coronary Plaque Regression in Patients With Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: The Multicenter Randomized Controlled
BACKGROUND Despite standard statin therapy, a majority of patients retain a high "residual risk" of cardiovascular events. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of ezetimibeExpand
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C/EBP Homologous Protein Deficiency Attenuates Myocardial Reperfusion Injury by Inhibiting Myocardial Apoptosis and Inflammation
Objective—To investigate whether and how the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress–induced, CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein-homologous protein (CHOP)-mediated pathway regulates myocardialExpand
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Acetylcholine-Provoked Coronary Spasm at Site of Significant Organic Stenosis Predicts Poor Prognosis in Patients With Coronary Vasospastic Angina.
BACKGROUND Coronary artery spasm contributes to the pathogenesis of variant angina and ischemic heart disease and may play a role in the progression of atherosclerosis. It is unclear whether theExpand
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Impact of anemia on clinical outcomes of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in relation to gender and adjunctive antithrombotic therapy (from the HORIZONS-AMI trial).
The aim of this study was to assess the impact of baseline anemia on the outcomes of patients with ST elevation myocardial infarctions who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention inExpand
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Classification and potential mechanisms of intravascular ultrasound patterns of stent fracture.
We sought to examine the intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) findings of stent fracture. Stent fracture has been implicated as a cause of drug-eluting stent failure. IVUS is more likely to identifyExpand
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Growth differentiation factor-15 is a useful prognostic marker in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
BACKGROUND Circulating growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) levels correlate with heart mass and fibrosis; however, little is known about its value in predicting the prognosis of patients withExpand
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Intravascular ultrasound comparison of the retrograde versus antegrade approach to percutaneous intervention for chronic total coronary occlusions.
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the results of the antegrade versus retrograde chronic total occlusion (CTO) technique with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging. BACKGROUND The most commonExpand
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Effects of edaravone on reperfusion injury in patients with acute myocardial infarction.
This clinical pilot study was a randomized, controlled, open-label study in 80 patients with acute myocardial infarction and was designed to examine the effects of a novel free radical scavenger,Expand
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Intravascular Ultrasound Classification of Plaque Distribution in Left Main Coronary Artery Bifurcations: Where Is the Plaque Really Located?
Background—Angiographic classifications of the location and severity of disease in the main vessel and side branch of coronary artery bifurcations have been proposed and applied to distal left mainExpand
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