Neil P. Fam

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C ase Presentation: J.A. is a 63-year-old man with type II diabetes and hypercholesterol-emia. He has suffered 2 previous myocardial infarctions and has chronic angina. Previous angiography showed diffuse 3-vessel coronary artery disease not amenable to conventional re-vascularization. What are the current concepts surrounding the use of therapeutic(More)
AIM High-density lipoproteins (HDLs) have several potentially protective vascular effects. Most clinical studies of therapies targeting HDL have failed to show benefits vs. placebo. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of an HDL-mimetic agent on atherosclerosis by intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS) and quantitative coronary angiography (QCA). DESIGN(More)
Ras and Rac are membrane-associated GTPases that function as molecular switches activating intracellular mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades and other effector pathways in response to extracellular signals [1]. Activation of Ras and Rac into their GTP-bound conformations is directly controlled by specific guanine-nucleotide exchange factors(More)
Dabigatran etexilate is a recently approved direct thrombin inhibitor (DTI), which is superior to warfarin in the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, dabigatran use is associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) compared to warfarin. The mechanisms for this association effect(More)
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