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Interleukin-1 beta in coronary arteries of patients with ischemic heart disease.
Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta) is known to have a number of effects on the different cell types present within coronary arteries. In this study we identified the location and phenotype of cellsExpand
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Long-term reduction of medial and intimal thickening in porcine saphenous vein grafts with a polyglactin biodegradable external sheath.
OBJECTIVES The development of neointimal hyperplasia with subsequent atherosclerotic deposition has been proposed to cause most late vein graft failures. Our unit has previously demonstrated thatExpand
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A bioabsorbable (polyglactin), nonrestrictive, external sheath inhibits porcine saphenous vein graft thickening.
OBJECTIVE External, nonrestrictive, macro-porous polyester stents prevent neointima formation in porcine vein grafts and have been proposed as a therapeutic approach to the prevention of late veinExpand
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Macro-porosity is necessary for the reduction of neointimal and medial thickening by external stenting of porcine saphenous vein bypass grafts.
BACKGROUND placing external non-restrictive macro-porous stents around porcine vein grafts prevents neointima formation and medial thickening in both the short and long term. Whether the porosity ofExpand
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Thapsigargin inhibits angiogenesis in the rat isolated aorta: studies on the role of intracellular calcium pools.
OBJECTIVE Since the role of Ca2+ in angiogenesis is not fully understood, we investigated the effect of thapsigargin (TG: depletes intracellular Ca2+ pools) and other Ca2+ modulators [ionomycin,Expand
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