Shijie Liu, Jawahar L Mehta, Yubo Fan, Xiaoyan Deng and Zufeng Ding*
Background: Flow-dependent concentration polarization of native LDL is important in the localization of atherogenesis. However, ox-LDL plays a more important role than n-LDL in atherogenesis by inducing cell proliferation and apoptosis. We hypothesized that concentration polarization of ox-LDL may adversely affect vascular beds due to its toxicity to endothelial cell (EC) lining.
Myocardial coronary bridging , encasement , and mid-LAD rigid straightening [3-5] appears to be epiphenomenon of takotsubo syndrome , rather than causing the disease. Typical takotsubo syndrome usually lasts only a few weeks, but chronic takotsubo cardiomyopathy is reported .
Christodoulos E. Papadopoulos*, Dimitrios G. Zioutas, Panagiotis Charalambidis, Aristi Boulbou, Konstantinos Triantafyllou, Konstantinos Baltoumas, Haralambos I. Karvounis and Vassilios Vassilikos
Background: Left atrial volume (LAV) has been established as a sensitive marker of left ventricular (LV) diastolic function and as an independent predictor of mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). LA remodeling and its determinants in the setting of AMI have not been much studied.