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    Case Report| Open Access

    Stab wound with transection of left vertebral artery at V3

    Robert Bertellotti , Oluwaseye Ayoola Ogun , Angel Mironov , Juan Antonio Asensio

    While vertebral artery injuries are uncommon, they can have significant morbidity if not identified and treated in a timely fashion. While the majority of vertebral artery injuries are the result of blunt injury and typically have favorable outcomes, a substantial percentage of patients with... Read more

    Vessel Plus 2017;1:159-62. | doi:10.20517/2574-1209.2017.10
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    Topic: Atherosclerosis and Related Diseases| Open Access

    Chemical composition of circulating native and desialylated low density lipoprotein: what is the difference?

    Vladimir I. Alipov , Vasily N. Sukhorukov , Vasily P. Karagodin , Andrey V. Grechko , Alexander N. Orekhov

    Atherosclerosis and related cardiovascular disorders remain the leading global cause of morbidity and mortality. Modified low density lipoprotein (LDL) is considered to play a crucial role in atherosclerosis development. During the past decades, several types of atherogenic LDL modification have... Read more

    Vessel Plus 2017;1:107-15. | doi:10.20517/2574-1209.2017.20
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    Case Report| Open Access

    Leriche’s syndrome: a rare complication following anterior approach lumbar spinal surgery

    Ramyashree Tummala , Keyvan Ravakhah , Anjan Gupta

    Leriche’s syndrome is an aortic occlusive disease, which is due to obliteration of distal aorta above the site of bifurcation of common iliac arteries. The classic triad of symptoms include claudication, impotence, and absent or decreased femoral pulses. It may be acute or chronic in onset. Most... Read more

    Vessel Plus 2017;1:155-8. | doi:10.20517/2574-1209.2016.14
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    Review| Open Access

    Probable protective role of diabetes mellitus in takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a review

    Shreyas Gowdar , Samridhi Syal , Lovely Chhabra

    Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a syndrome that predominantly affects postmenopausal women and is characterized by transient regional systolic dysfunction of the left ventricle which occurs in the absence of angiographic evidence of significant obstructive coronary artery disease. It is often... Read more

    Vessel Plus 2017;1:129-36. | doi:10.20517/2574-1209.2017.12
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    Topic: Atherosclerosis and Related Diseases| Open Access

    Associations of lifestyle and dietary habits with hyperlipidemia in Lebanon

    Ali A. Samaha , Fouad Zouein , Maya Gebbawi , Mirna Fawaz , Raheel Houjayri , Rana Samaha , Safaa Baydoun , Ali H. Eid

    Aim: This study was designed to evaluate the effects of dietary and lifestyle habits on several blood lipid parameters in the Lebanese population. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study for 2,000 individuals, of whom 1,003 completed the survey about their dietary and lifestyle habits.... Read more

    Vessel Plus 2017;1:98-106. | doi:10.20517/2574-1209.2017.18
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    Short Communication| Open Access

    Potential use of buccal epithelium for genetic diagnosis of atherosclerosis using mtDNA mutations

    Vasily V. Sinyov , Margarita A. Sazonova , Anastasia I. Ryzhkova , Elena V. Galitsyna , Alexsandra A. Melnichenko , Anton Y. Postnov , Alexander N. Orekhov , Andrey V. Grechko , Igor A. Sobenin

    Aim: The aim of this pilot study was to compare the heteroplasmy levels of specific mitochondrial (mt)DNA mutations in human buccal epithelial and whole blood cells in participants with different degrees of predisposition to atherosclerosis. The potential for buccal epithelium to be used for the... Read more

    Vessel Plus 2017;1:145-50. | doi:10.20517/2574-1209.2016.04
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    Case Report| Open Access

    Bjork-Shiley tricuspid valve endocarditis thirty years after implantation

    Kasra Shaikhrezai , Sanjeet Singh Avtaar Singh , Cristiano Spadaccio , Steven Hunter

    The Bjork-Shiley valve has been in use since 1971. Its longevity has been well reported in the literature. The study report a case of the Bjork-Shiley valve implanted in a young man, who presents with bacterial endocarditis 30 years after implantation of the valve. Transthoracic echocardiography... Read more

    Vessel Plus 2017;1:151-4. | doi:10.20517/2574-1209.2017.06
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    Original Article| Open Access

    Perivascular mast cells promote neointimal elastin deposition and suppress chronic vein graft restenosis in hyperlipidaemic mice

    Junxi Wu , Catherine Lawrence , Roger M. Wadsworth , Simon Kennedy

    Aim: Mast cells are versatile innate immune cells and are reported to promote vascular inflammation and neointimal lesion formation, thereby contributing to the development of vascular stenosis and atherosclerosis. However, it is not clear whether mast cells also regulate vascular matrix... Read more

    Vessel Plus 2017;1:137-44. | doi:10.20517/2574-1209.2017.15
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    Review| Open Access

    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and cardiovascular health: a molecular view into structure and function

    María José Calvo , María Sofía Martínez , Wheeler Torres , Mervin Chávez-Castillo , Eliana Luzardo , Nelson Villasmil , Juan Salazar , Manuel Velasco , Valmore Bermúdez

    Given the notorious impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as the current leading cause of mortality worldwide, the prevention, identification and management of CV risk factors represents a priority in daily clinical practice. Several studies have shown the beneficial effects of dietary omega-3... Read more

    Vessel Plus 2017;1:116-28. | doi:10.20517/2574-1209.2017.14
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    Topic: Atherosclerosis and Related Diseases| Open Access

    A prominent role of D-dimer in inflammation and atherosclerosis

    Veronika A. Myasoedova , Paolo Poggio , Alessandro Parolari Vessel Plus 2017;1:96-7. | doi:10.20517/2574-1209.2017.22
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