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Table 2 Effect of cardiovascular diseases on EPC number and function

From: Endothelial progenitor cells: what use for the cardiologist?

Cardiovascular disorders Effect on EPC number and function EPC category References
Acute coronary syndrome Increased EPC number and function Circulating EPC (CD34, 45,133)
CFU-ECs
[4548]
Atherosclerotic disease progression Reduced EPC number Circulating EPC (CD14)
CFU-ECs
[37]
Severity of coronary artery disease Reduced EPC number/Increased EPC number Circulating EPC (CD34, 133, KDR)
CFU-ECs
[34, 42, 43]
Heart failure Increased EPC number at early mild heart failure, decreased EPC number in severe heart failure CFU-ECs [52, 53]
  1. EPC - endothelial progenitor cells