Effect of low-density lipoprotein apheresis on circulating endothelial progenitor cells in familial hypercholesterolemia.

@article{Ramunni2010EffectOL,
  title={Effect of low-density lipoprotein apheresis on circulating endothelial progenitor cells in familial hypercholesterolemia.},
  author={Alfonso Ramunni and Paola Brescia and Porzia Pia Dambra and Laura Capuzzimati and Roberto Ria and Giacoma De Tullio and Francesco Resta and Gianpaolo Russi and Angelo Vacca and Pasquale Coratelli},
  journal={Blood purification},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={383-9}
}
BACKGROUND Long-term treatment with low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis (LA) has been shown to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events in patients affected by familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). Data from experimental studies suggest that circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) can repair the vascular lesions caused by atherosclerosis… CONTINUE READING