Ricardo Bedirian

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INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of benazepril and losartan on endothelial function and vascular stiffness, in patients with diabetes mellitus and hypertension. (More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease, with interleukin 6 (IL-6) as a major player in inflammation cascade. IL-6 blockade may reduce cardiovascular risk, but current treatments(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between clinical, pulmonary, and cardiovascular findings in patients with sickle cell disease and, secondarily, to compare these findings between sickle cell(More)
Introduction Patients with sickle cell disease have increased left ventricular size, which is not usually accompanied by changes in systolic function indexes. We assessed echocardiographic(More)
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