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Over the past two decades, its role in the initiation, progression, and clinical sequelae of atherosclerosis has been both increasingly studied and recognised (1). [...]endothelial dysfunction has ...

Date : 22/11/2011

Short-acting preparations are of use in acute ischaemic events, whereas long-acting nitrates are used in patients with stable angina to reduce cardiovascular mortality, to increase exercise capacity ...

Date : 26/04/2017

[...]diabetics tend to have more diffuse, multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) with less run-off from distal involvement, smaller reference vessels, poorer collateral circulation, and more ...

Date : 25/03/2010

Introduction Right heart failure (RHF) syndrome is characterised by the inability of the right ventricle to generate enough stroke volume, thereby resulting in systemic venous congestion, ...

Date : 19/12/2016

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is defined as mean pulmonary artery pressure of ≥ 25 mmHg at right heart catheterisation, pulmonary artery wedge pressure ≤ 15 mmHg and pulmonary vascular ...

Date : 20/01/2015

1 – The totality of the blood pressure curve Blood pressure is a powerful cardiovascular risk factor that acts on the arterial wall and is responsible in part for various cardiovascular events, ...

Date : 09/05/2006

Erectile dysfunction, representing the inability to develop and maintain an erection or satisfactory sexual intercourse, is not just an important determinant of quality of life, but it needs to be ...

Date : 03/01/2006

Definition Therapeutic angiogenesis describes an emerging field of cardiovascular medicine whereby new blood vessels are induced to grow to supply oxygen and nutrients to cardiac muscle tha has ...

Date : 26/09/2005

Background Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent implantation is effective treatment in patients with acute coronary syndromes as and stable CAD patients with significant myocardial ...

Date : 17/02/2010

Introduction Beta-adrenergic receptor blockers play an important role in the management of cardiovascular disease, including hypertension, ischemic heart disease and chronic heart failure. Nebivolol ...

Date : 13/12/2006