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Relation of small artery compliance and lipoprotein(a) in patients with atherosclerosis. The former approach is more cost-effective than the latter and has the potential to substantially reduce cardiovascular events. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 1997;17(12):3542-3556. Chest discomfort of myocardial ischemic origin, commonly known as angina pectoris, is usually caused by coronary artery disease (often abbreviated CAD). Neonatal lupus erythematosus is seen in infants born to mothers with anti-SSA/Ro, anti-SSB/La and/or anti-U1-ribonucleoprotein antibodies.

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