Evaluation of thromboxane production and complement activation during myocardial ischemia in patients with angina pectoris.


BACKGROUND The complement system and arachidonic acid metabolites are involved in severe myocardial ischemia such as myocardial infarction. Furthermore, there is experimental evidence for C5a participation in thromboxane production. METHODS AND RESULTS We examined whether C5a and thromboxane are produced during brief and reversible episodes of myocardial… (More)


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