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Comparison of Carvedilol and Metoprolol for Preventing Contrast-Induced Nephropathy after Coronary Angiography
Aims: Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is one of the most common causes of hospital-acquired acute renal failure. Oxidative stress and vasoconstriction might play key roles in its pathogenesis. In a few experimental ...
The effect of raloxifene on left ventricular hypertrophy in postmenopausal women: A prospective, randomized, and controlled study
Objective: In healthy women, there is a progressive age-related increase in myocardial mass that is not seen in their male counterparts and occurs primarily in postmenopausal women. Raloxifene is a selective estrogen ...
Is there a relationship between resistin levels and left ventricular end-diastolic pressure?
Objective: Resistin, a cysteine-rich peptide, is associated with atherosclerosis and diabetes. Resistin levels increase corresponding to coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart failure severity. Since resistin level tends ...
Treatment-associated change in apelin concentration in patients with hypertension and its relationship with left ventricular diastolic function
OBJECTIVE: We examined the change in apelin concentration and its relationship with left ventricular diastolic function in patients treated for hypertension. METHODS: Ninety treatment-naive patients with newly diagnosed ...
Epicardial adipose tissue thickness and plasma homocysteine in patients with metabolic syndrome and normal coronary arteries
Background: Increased epicardial adipose tissue thickness and plasma homocysteine levels are associated with Metabolic Syndrome (MS) and coronary artery disease. The majority of patients with MS have subclinical or manifest ...