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Nekane Murga, Emilio Ruiz, Vicente Pascual
INTRODUCTION: European guidelines acknowledge that patients with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) should have LDLc levels below 70mg/dL or reduced a 50% respect to their basal levels. However, some studies demonstrated that this goal is achieved in a small number of patients. The aim of this study was to determine how cardiologists (MC) and primary care specialist (GPs) from Spain manage LDLc in ACS patients during their daily practice. METHODS: An observational, cross-sectional, multicentric study was conducted...
November 2015: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
Sandra Nagay Hernández, Juan José Flores Molina, Hermes Ilarraza Lomelí, Carlos Martínez Sánchez, Leonardo del Valle Mondragón, Fermín Alejandro Tenorio López, Gustavo Pastelín Hernández
PURPOSE: The endothelial function is the cornerstone of several cardiovascular disease. In this trial we compared how the Nitric Oxide (NO) and Oxidative Stress (OS) serum levels, as surrogate markers of endothelial function, change in patients who received (or not) rosuvastatin during the first seven days of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: Twenty-two patients with ACS (age:66 +/- 9 years, gender: ten female and 12 male) were randomized in two groups...
October 2008: Archivos de Cardiología de México
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