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Safety and efficacy of sirolimus- and paclitaxel-eluting coronary stents.
BACKGROUND The safety of drug-eluting stents has been called into question by recent reports of increased stent thrombosis, myocardial infarction, and death. Such studies have been inconclusiveExpand
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Everolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Scaffolds for Coronary Artery Disease.
BACKGROUND In patients with coronary artery disease who receive metallic drug-eluting coronary stents, adverse events such as late target-lesion failure may be related in part to the persistentExpand
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Dual Antithrombotic Therapy with Dabigatran after PCI in Atrial Fibrillation
Background Triple antithrombotic therapy with warfarin plus two antiplatelet agents is the standard of care after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients with atrial fibrillation, butExpand
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The Mask of Anarchy: The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimension of an African Civil War
Liberia has been one of Africa's most violent trouble spots. In 1990, when thousands of teenage fighters, including young men wearing women's clothing and bizarre objects of decoration, laid siege toExpand
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Relationship of paraoxonase 1 (PON1) gene polymorphisms and functional activity with systemic oxidative stress and cardiovascular risk.
CONTEXT Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is reported to have antioxidant and cardioprotective properties. The relationship between PON1 genotypes and functional activity with systemic measures of oxidativeExpand
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Prevalence of conventional risk factors in patients with coronary heart disease.
CONTEXT It is commonly suggested that more than 50% of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) lack any of the conventional risk factors (cigarette smoking, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, andExpand
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Prevalence of Conventional Risk Factors in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease
ContextIt is commonly suggested that more than 50% of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) lack any of the conventional risk factors (cigarette smoking, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, andExpand
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Increased Coronary Perforation in the New Device Era: Incidence, Classification, Management, and Outcome
BackgroundThe incidence of coronary perforation using new percutaneous revascularization techniques may be increased compared with PTCA. Still, perforation is uncommonly reported, and the optimalExpand
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Comparison of a polymer-based paclitaxel-eluting stent with a bare metal stent in patients with complex coronary artery disease: a randomized controlled trial.
CONTEXT Compared with bare metal stents, drug-eluting stents reduce restenosis in noncomplex lesions. The utility of drug-eluting stents has not been evaluated in more difficult stenoses. OBJECTIVEExpand
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