182 e-Letters

published between 2008 and 2011

  • Hypoxia-induced Mesenchymal Stem Cells mobilization
    Gael Y Rochefort

    Dear Editor,

    I read with great interest the review by Wojakowski et al about the mobilization of bone marrow-derived stem/progenitor cells during acute coronary syndromes.1 The contribution of such cells, including hematopoietic stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), endothelial progenitor cells and other poorly defined progenitors, is well in coronary heart diseases. I agree this review discusses and summa...

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  • Care with Single Coil AICD leads
    Stephanie L Curtis

    Dear Editor,

    Adamson and Nelson-Piercy give a thorough overview of arrhythmias in pregnancy1. However they mention that the presence of an automated implantable cardio-defibrillator (AICD) poses no risk to the fetus as, even after device therapy, ‘the electrical field to which the fetus is exposed is minimal’.

    We recently cared for a 23 year old patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who had an AICD...

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