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Antioxidants and heart transplant

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Vitamin C, E supplementation retards progression of post-transplant artery disease, Dominik Behrendt, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, et al., state in ACC meeting presentation. In a double-blind, prospective study, 35 cardiac transplantation patients were randomized to either placebo or combined vitamin C/E for one year. Vessel function was assessed at baseline and after treatment. "Antioxidant vitamins prevent progression of [transplant-associated ateriopathy] especially in patients at high risk with endothelial dysfunction at baseline," researchers affirm

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