Effects of atorvastatin on reactive hyperaemia and the thrombosis-fibrinolysis system in patients with heart failure.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of short term atorvastatin treatment on forearm vasodilatory response to reactive hyperaemia (RH%) and on components of the thrombosis-fibrinolysis system (antithrombin III, proteins and S, factors V and VII, von Willebrand factor, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), and plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1)) in patients with heart failure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 35 patients with heart failure were enrolled in this study; 17 patients received atorvastat...Expand abstract
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