Roberta Voss

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Disseminated thrombotic processes in the microcirculation are considered to be an important cause of multiple organ failure in septic patients. Fibrinolysis is one endogenous mechanism protecting the circulation from overwhelming thrombosis. Therefore, we looked for alterations of fibrinolytic parameters (tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), tissue(More)
UNLABELLED Angiograms from consecutive and unselected patients with acute myocardial infarction were studied with respect to the prevalence as well as the significance of coronary collateral circulation to myocardium distal to the acute coronary occlusion. METHODS Coronary angiograms were obtained from 700 consecutive and unselected patients with an acute(More)
Platelet-associated IgG (PAIgG), platelet mean life span (MLS), and platelet sequestration sites were studied in 69 patients with immune (ITP) and presumed nonimmune thrombocytopenias (NTP). A shortened MLS was associated with elevated PAIgG (N = 46), and with normal PAIgG (N = 15). Four patients had a normal MLS, but elevated PAIgG, four patients were(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to analyze long-term follow-up information over several years from consecutive, unselected patients treated with direct percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) for acute myocardial infarction (MI). BACKGROUND Direct PTCA is often used in patients with acute MI. Short-term results are favorable.(More)
OBJECTIVE Mortality in diabetic patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) is high. The significance of the pretreatment coronary status in type 2 diabetic patients with acute MI, as well as the effect of mechanical revascularization using percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), has not been established. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS All(More)
This study compares granule membrane protein (GMP)-140 expression measured by flow cytometry, release of beta-thromboglobulin (beta-TG), and platelet aggregometry as markers of platelet activation in vitro. Whole blood was activated with different concentrations of thrombin. There was a significant increase in beta-TG plasma levels after stimulation with(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated levels of Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] have been linked to an increased risk of ischemic cardiovascular events. Yet the mechanism by which Lp(a) might contribute to this increased risk is not clear. METHODS To elucidate whether high plasma levels of Lp(a) contribute to the development of early atherosclerotic vessel wall changes, the(More)
BACKGROUND The dietary flavonoid apigenin (Api) has been demonstrated to exert multiple beneficial effects upon the vascular endothelium. The aim of this study was to examine whether Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channels (K(Ca)) are involved in endothelial nitric oxide (NO) production and antiangiogenic effects. METHODS Endothelial NO generation was monitored(More)
Thirty rabbits received an infusion of lipopolysaccharide B (75 micrograms/kg.h) over 4 hours (groups E, EI, EA; n = 10 each). Saline was given to a control group (C; n = 8). In group EI, prostacyclin (PGI2; 500 ng/kg.min) was given simultaneously to endotoxin. Into group EA animals, aspirin (20 mg/kg) was injected before the endotoxin infusion was started.(More)