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Avicenna (Ibn Sina) aspect of atherosclerosis

  • Rasool Choopani
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    Faculty of Iranian Traditional Medicine, The School of Iranian Traditional Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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  • Mahmood Mosaddegh
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    Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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  • Ashraf Al -din Gooshah Gir
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    The Research Institute for Islamic & Complementary Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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  • Majid Emtiazy
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    Corresponding author at: Faculty of Iranian Traditional Medicine, The School of Iranian Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Tel.: +983516231829; fax: +983516247318.
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    The Research Institute for Islamic & Complementary Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

    Faculty of Iranian Traditional Medicine, The School of Iranian Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Published:February 22, 2012DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.01.094
      Atherosclerosis is a progressive disorder causally related to multiple cardiovascular diseases [
      • Mizuno Y.
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      Inflammation and the development of atherosclerosis.
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      Endothelial dysfunction in African-Americans.
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      Premature myocardial infarction: clinical profile and angiographic findings.
      ]. Of the four major cardiovascular diseases, coronary artery disease caused by atherosclerosis is the most important cause of death in the United States [
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