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Mediators of Inflammation
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 826297, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/826297
Clinical Study

Comparative Value of Simple Inflammatory Markers in the Prediction of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction in Postacute Coronary Syndrome Patients

1First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 115 28 Athens, Greece
2Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, 176 71 Athens, Greece

Received 6 February 2009; Revised 11 April 2009; Accepted 15 April 2009

Academic Editor: Dennis Daniel Taub

Copyright © 2009 Panagiotis Aggelopoulos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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