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2022 Mar 21

BMC Cardiovasc Disord



Clinical relevance of circulating angiogenic cells in patients with ischemic stroke.


Rodríguez-Esparragón F, Torres-Mata LB, López-Fernández J C, Cappiello L, González-Martín JM, Clavo B, Serna-Gómez JA, Estupiñán-Quintana L, Torres-Ascensión C, Villar J
BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2022 Mar 21; 22(1):118.
PMID: 35313809.


Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are circulating angiogenic cells with endothelial features associated with risk for stroke. We aimed to delve into their functional characteristics. EPCs were isolated and cultured from Ischemic Stroke (IS) patients and predictors of their variance evaluated.