Role of angiogenesis in patients with cerebral ischemic stroke.

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke is one of the most common causes of mortality and morbidity in the Western world. It results from the occlusion of a cerebral artery followed by severe disturbances in blood supply through microvessels to brain tissue. Despite an extensive literature its pathophysiology is poorly understood, and this has severely impeded the… (More)

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