Circulating endothelial microparticles correlate inversely with endothelial function in patients with ischemic left ventricular dysfunction.


BACKGROUND Bone-marrow derived endothelial progenitor cells (CD34+ and VEGFR2+ KDR+ EPC) and endothelial-derived microparticles (CD 31+Annexin V+, EMP; indicator for endothelial apoptosis) were examined in the peripheral blood of 35 male, clinically stable patients with 3-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD). The patients were divided in 2 groups, those… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2007.11.002