Rogelio V. Tangco

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For most of the industrialized world, the morbidity and mortality attributed to cardiovascular disease have declined in recent decades as a result of improvements in technology and a greater emphasis on primary and secondary preventative strategies.1 Unfortunately, this dramatic improvement in disease burden has not been witnessed in lowand middle-income(More)
AIM BACKGROUND HDL-C has emerged as an important independent predictor of cardiovascular disease. The FNRI-HDL and NNHes Study Group in the Philippines reported that there was a high prevalence of low HDL among Filipinos. Most cases of low HDL-C are associated with secondary causes like Metabolic Syndrome. A primary cause of reduced HDL-C such as(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of radiofrequency-powered thermal balloon angioplasty in an in vivo porcine model. BACKGROUND Various modes of thermal energy used adjunctively during balloon angioplasty have demonstrated the potential to enhance the results of acute lumen dilation. METHODS In normal pigs, 75 peripheral(More)
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