Role of cytokines in the pathogenesis of restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.

@article{Tashiro2001RoleOC,
  title={Role of cytokines in the pathogenesis of restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.},
  author={H Yutaka Tashiro and Hiroaki Shimokawa and Kenji Sadamatsu and Thomas J Aoki and Kunihiko Yamamoto},
  journal={Coronary artery disease},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={107-13}
}
BACKGROUND Inflammatory cytokines play an important role in mediating inflammatory/proliferative responses including atherosclerosis. However, their role in the pathogenesis of restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) remains to be clarified. OBJECTIVE To determine plasma levels of inflammatory cytokines as well as cytokine-generation capacities of monocytes before PTCA and after the follow-up period. METHODS Plasma levels of cytokines in 34 consecutive… CONTINUE READING