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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)
Atherosclerotic disease progression Reduced EPC number Circulating EPC (CD14)
Severity of coronary artery disease Reduced EPC number/Increased EPC number Circulating EPC (CD34, 133, KDR)
[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