Rodrigo D.M. Plentz

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BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) induces mobilization of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) with the capacity for proliferation and differentiation into mature endothelial cells, thus contributing to the angiogenic process. OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the behavior of EPCs in patients with ischemic heart disease and refractory angina(More)
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