Endothelial progenitor cells: what use for the cardiologist?

  title={Endothelial progenitor cells: what use for the cardiologist?},
  author={Aurangzeb Siddique and E Shantsila and Gregory Y. H. Lip and Chetan Varma},
  booktitle={Journal of angiogenesis research},
Endothelial Progenitor Cells (EPC) were first described in 1997 and have since been the subject of numerous investigative studies exploring the potential of these cells in the process of cardiovascular damage and repair. Whilst their exact definition and mechanism of action remains unclear, they are directly influenced by different cardiovascular risk factors and have a definite role to play in defining cardiovascular risk. Furthermore, EPCs may have important therapeutic implications and… CONTINUE READING
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