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What causes acute coronary syndromes? Applying Koch's postulates.

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The term "acute coronary syndromes" (ACS) is used to describe a heterogeneous spectrum of clinical conditions. This includes myocardial infarction, non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction, and unstable angina. These conditions are linked by a similar constellation of signs and symptoms but not necessarily by a common pathophysiology. They are syndromes. Several different hypotheses exist that have attempted to explain the pathological mechanisms that are involved in these conditions, however, ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
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Journal:
Atherosclerosis
Volume:
179
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-15
Publication date:
2005-03-05
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EISSN:
1879-1484
ISSN:
0021-9150
URN:
uuid:79e7adbb-78b7-4365-8570-f7a74a842a12
Source identifiers:
226466
Local pid:
pubs:226466

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