Circulating endothelial progenitor cells in postmenopausal women with and without coronary artery disease.

@article{Pelliccia2009CirculatingEP,
  title={Circulating endothelial progenitor cells in postmenopausal women with and without coronary artery disease.},
  author={Francesco Pelliccia and Vincenzo Pasceri and Cinzia Cianfrocca and Cristiana Vitale and Guido Meoni and Christian Pristipino and Giulio Speciale and Giuseppe Mercuro and Giuseppe M.C. Rosano},
  journal={Climacteric : the journal of the International Menopause Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={259-65}
}
BACKGROUND Middle-aged women have a lower prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) compared with age-matched men, but mechanisms underlying this phenomenon remain controversial. To verify whether there is a link between circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and gender-specific difference of CAD, we compared subpopulations of EPCs among postmenopausal normal women, patients with CAD, and age-matched men. METHODS We studied 71 consecutive middle-aged patients with stable CAD (30… CONTINUE READING

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