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BACKGROUND The safety and long-term outcome of systemic thrombolysis in patients receiving antiplatelet medications remain subjects of great clinical significance. The objective of this meta-analysis was to determine how prestroke antiplatelet therapy affects the risks and benefits of intravenous thrombolysis in patients with acute ischemic stroke. (More)
OBJECTIVE Angiotensin-(1-7) [ANG-(1-7)] has been reported to attenuate neointimal formation after vascular injury and stent implantation in rats, but the mechanism remains mostly unresolved. Interestingly, the levels of circulating transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) after myocardial infarction were suppressed by ANG-(1-7), which suggests a(More)
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