NK cell compartment in patients with coronary heart disease.
BACKGROUND: Viral and bacterial infections have been considered as a risk factor for Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). NK cells, as a first line of defense against those infections, may play a role in CHD development. Thus, the main aim of our study was to determine NK cell compartment in patients with CHD undergoing coronary artery by-pass grafting. RESULTS: Ninety three patients with CHD were included into the study; the control group consisted of 49 healthy volunteers. As compared to controls...Expand abstract
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