Does Heterozygous β‐Thalassemia Confer a Protection against Coronary Artery Disease?

@article{Tassiopoulos2005DoesH,
  title={Does Heterozygous $\beta$‐Thalassemia Confer a Protection against Coronary Artery Disease?},
  author={Stergios Tassiopoulos and Spyros N Deftereos and Kostas Konstantopoulos and Dimitris Farmakis and Maria Tsironi and Michalis Kyriakidis and Athanassios Aessopos},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={1054}
}
Abstract: Six hundred and thirty‐eight patients who presented with clinical symptoms and/or electrocardiographic findings suggestive of stable angina pectoris were studied; they were also investigated by coronary arteriography. Hemoglobin electrophoresis was performed on all patients to detect the presence of the β‐thalassemia trait. Results were analyzed by logistic regression analysis to determine whether the latter confers any protective effect against advanced coronary artery disease (aCAD… Expand
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