Increased number of circulating endothelial cells and plasma markers of endothelial damage in chronic cocaine users.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Cocaine use has been related with the development of accelerated atherosclerosis and with an increased risk of cardiac and cerebrovascular events, such as myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death, and ischemic stroke. The underlying mechanisms leading to these complications are not fully understood, although thrombus formation and altered… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.thromres.2011.04.019

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