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Review Article  |   Volume 1, Issue 1

C Reactive Protein and Cardiovascular Disease

Ines Lopes Cardoso and Ana Teresa Paulos
Abstract

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.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710003

Review Article  |   Volume 1, Issue 1

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

Federico Cacciapuoti
Abstract

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.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710002

Case Report  |   Volume 1, Issue 1

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

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

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.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/iacvd-2017/1710001