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Complete blood cell count components and coronary slow-flow phenomenon

Authors Arjmand N, Dehghani MR

Received 3 September 2016

Accepted for publication 10 September 2016

Published 2 December 2016 Volume 2016:12 Pages 1827—1829

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S121433

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Garry Walsh

Nasim Arjmand, Mohammad Reza Dehghani

Department of Cardiology, Seyyed-al-Shohada Heart Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

Despite the implementation of preventive strategies, ischemic heart disease and stroke remain the main causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide.1,2 Of the cardiovascular diseases, coronary slow-flow phenomenon (CSFP), with a prevalence rate of 1%–7% among patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography, has been found to be associated with cardiovascular events, including cardiac arrhythmia and acute coronary syndrome.3–5 However, the potential mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of CSFP remain unknown. Microvascular and endothelial dysfunctions, inflammation, diffuse atherosclerosis, and increased platelet aggregability have been reported to be the main possible etiologies for CSFP.6,7

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