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  • More than 50% of patients with chronic heart failure present with iron deficiency, which is associated with reduced quality of life and worse prognosis. Intravenous iron supplementation therapy has been shown to improve clinical outcomes in these patients.

    • Pedro Moliner
    • Josep Comin-Colet
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  • High plasma levels of HDL cholesterol have been shown to be associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. However, paradoxically, very high HDL-cholesterol levels are associated with increased mortality in patients with coronary artery disease, according to a new study.

    • Irene Fernández-Ruiz
    Research Highlight
  • Important lessons about human susceptibility to coronary atherosclerosis can be learned from the relative resilience of chimpanzees to coronary artery disease (CAD), despite their higher baseline plasma levels of LDL cholesterol and lipoprotein(a) than in humans. Evolutionary pressure and hyper-reactive T cells might have a role in the unique susceptibility of humans to CAD.

    • Gemma A. Figtree
    • Jason C. Kovacic
    • Helen M. McGuire
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  • Gene therapy targeting the protein trafficking regulator MOG1 successfully reversed clinical features of Brugada syndrome in a knock-in mouse model.

    • Karina Huynh
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Anticoagulant drugs are used to prevent and treat thrombotic disorders in millions of patients worldwide. This Milestone plots the history of anticoagulant drugs, starting with the discovery and clinical trials of heparin and warfarin.
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