In the present study, we tested the iron hypothesis in a large sample of Italian patients of both sexes with angiographically
confirmed severe CAD, with or without a previous documented MI.
Similarly, evaluation of CRR fibrinogen and antithrombin-III as risk factors in angiographically
documented coronary artery disease patients revealed no difference in the values of these factors among patients with single, double and triple vessel disease, although the level of CRP was higher in patients with unstable angina than in patients with stable coronary artery disease (40).
The present study provides, for the first time, release curves for cTnT in survivors of angiographically
defined PE in whom no coexistent significant CAD was detectable by means of coronary angiography.
The third group consisted of the 13% of dilated cardiomyopathy patients who had a myocardial gadolinium enhancement pattern indistinguishable from that of patients with heart failure and angiographically
Increased RLP-C is a significant predictor of myocardial infarction in patients with vasospastic angina and has recently been shown to be strongly associated with angiographically
verified progression of focal coronary atherosclerosis (11).
The prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, and cigarette smoking were higher in the individuals with angiographically
However, the most likely explanation for this difference is not gender bias, but the fact that angiographically
mild disease was more than twice as common in women as men: 11% of the women with ACS had no stenoses of 50% or greater, compared with just 5% of the men, said Dr.
Seven DNA polymorphisms at the candidate genes of atherosclerosis in Brazilian women with angiographically
documented coronary artery disease.
Results: Among the 203 patients, 35 (17%) patients had angiographically
normal coronary arteries without any atheroma plaque and 168 (83%) had coronary atherosclerosis.
And 13% of dilated cardiomyopathy patients had a myocardial gadolinium enhancement pattern indistinguishable from that of patients with heart failure and angiographically
To further explore the role of the systemic markers of inflammation and coronary disease, we examined the plasma concentrations of CRP, SAA, IL-6, and sICAM-1 in men with angiographically
documented CHD and compared them with appropriate controls.
Whereas, direct associations among the presence-and degree of fatty liver and both the presence of angiographically
proven CAD and the severity of coronary atherosclerosis, and obesity has not been shown yet.
Moreover, at hospital discharge only 53% of women with angiographically
mild coronary artery disease were on a [beta]-blocker, compared with 63% of men with mild disease.
All had angiographically
proven stable coronary artery disease.
In addition, increased total homocysteine is associated with a poor prognosis in patients with angiographically
demonstrated coronary artery disease (2).