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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710003

C Reactive Protein and Cardiovascular Disease

Ines Lopes Cardoso and Ana Teresa Paulos

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 11, 2017

Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) are the first cause of death in developed countries, therefore it is of interest to reduce this public health problem. The development of atherosclerosis is the main cause of CVD. This pathology results from the accumulation of lipids in the arterial wall, that leads to a complex inflammatory process....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710002

Hyper-Homocysteinemia and other Inherited Thrombophilic Factors Inducing Retinal Vein Occlusion. The Employment of Novel Orals Anti-Coagulants is Possible?

Federico Cacciapuoti

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 18, 2017

Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) is the second cause of unilateral visual loss, and can have ischemic or non-ischemic aetiology. The causes inducing RVO may be due to thrombophilia induced by acquired or inherited risk factors....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710001

Kounis Syndrome: A Form of Acute Coronary Syndrome of Unusual Aetiology

Fulvio Cacciapuoti, Valerio Langella, Paolo Tirelli MD and Federico Cacciapuoti

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 25, 2017

Anaphylactic reaction rarely manifests such as acute coronary syndrome induced by coronary vasospasm or atheromatous plaque rupture due to some chemical mediators, such as histamine, platelet activating factors, cytokines and others, derived from mast cells degranulation....

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