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Homocysteine and reclassification of cardiovascular disease risk.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine whether adding homocysteine (Hcy) to a model based on traditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors improves risk classification. Expand
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Prognostic Value of Coronary Flow Reserve in Patients with Dialysis-Dependent ESRD.
Capillary rarefaction of the coronary microcirculation is a consistent phenotype in patients with dialysis-dependent ESRD (dd-ESRD) and may help explain their excess mortality. Global coronary flowExpand
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A gender-stratified comparative analysis of various definitions of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk in a multiethnic U.S. population.
INTRODUCTION We sought to evaluate the ability of various metabolic syndrome definitions in predicting primary cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes in a vast multiethnic U.S. cohort. METHODS ThisExpand
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Traditional cardiovascular risk factors and severity of angiographic coronary artery disease in the elderly.
Over 80% of annual coronary heart disease mortality occurs in the elderly, a rapidly expanding subset of the population. The authors retrospectively examined the relationship between traditionalExpand
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Red cell distribution width and risk of coronary heart disease events.
Red cell distribution width (RDW) has emerged as a powerful predictor of all-cause mortality in variety of cardiovascular settings. However, no data are available associating RDW with coronary heartExpand
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Association of novel biomarkers with future cardiovascular events is influenced by ethnicity: results from a multi-ethnic cohort.
BACKGROUND We sought to define the influence of ethnicity on associations between novel biomarkers and cardiovascular disease (CVD) events among Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) studyExpand
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Comparative analysis of red cell distribution width and high sensitivity C-reactive protein for coronary heart disease mortality prediction in multi-ethnic population: findings from the 1999-2004
BACKGROUND Red cell distribution width (RDW) has been shown to predict all-cause and cardiovascular (CVD) mortality. However, the predictive ability of RDW for future coronary heart disease (CHD)Expand
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Association of cystatin C with measures of obesity and its impact on cardiovascular events among healthy US adults.
BACKGROUND This study sought to explore the relationship between cystatin C (CysC) and anthropometric measures of obesity and the influence of this association on mortality [cardiovascular diseaseExpand
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Induction of the CXC Chemokine Interferon-&ggr;–Inducible Protein 10 Regulates the Reparative Response Following Myocardial Infarction
Rationale: Interferon-&ggr;–inducible protein (IP)-10/CXCL10, an angiostatic and antifibrotic chemokine with an important role in T-cell trafficking, is markedly induced in myocardial infarcts, andExpand
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Severity of Coronary Artery Disease in Obese Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography: “Obesity Paradox” Revisited
Recent studies have highlighted the existence of an ‘obesity paradox’ in patients undergoing coronary angiography, i.e., a high body mass Index (BMI) is associated with less severe coronary lesions.Expand
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