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Current Cardiology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557

Cellular and Pharmacological Targets to Induce Coronary Arteriogenesis

Author(s): Maurits R. Hollander, Anton J.G. Horrevoets and Niels van Royen

Volume 10 , Issue 1 , 2014

Page: [29 - 37] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/1573403X113099990003

Price: $65


The formation of collateral vessels (arteriogenesis) to sustain perfusion in ischemic tissue is native to the body and can compensate for coronary stenosis. However, arteriogenesis is a complex process and is dependent on many different factors. Although animal studies on collateral formation and stimulation show promising data, clinical trials have failed to replicate these results. Further research to the exact mechanisms is needed in order to develop a pharmalogical stimulant. This review gives an overview of recent data in the field of arteriogenesis.

Keywords: Arteriogenesis, CAD, collateral, endothelium, growth factors, proliferation, SMC.

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