1. Association of monocyte subset counts with coronary fibrous cap thickness in patients with unstable angina pectoris

    Association of monocyte subset counts with coronary fibrous cap thickness in patients with unstable angina pectoris
    Abstract: Objectives: We examined whether distinct monocyte subsets relate in specific ways to coronary fibrous cap thickness (FCT) in patients with unstable angina pectoris (UAP).Methods: Forty patients with UAP who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention were enrolled in this study. The changes in the non-culprit FCT were assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT) at baseline and after 9 months. The distinct monocyte subsets (CD14+CD16−CCR2+ and CD14+CD16+CX3CR1+) were measured by flow cytometry.Results: The percent change in FCT showed significantly negative correlation with the percent changes in CD14+CD16+CX3CR1+ monocytes, but not CD14+CD16−CCR2+ monocytes ...
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