Clinical Approach to Antiphospholipid Antibodies, 1e

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This system includes the heart and also the blood vessels (arteries, capillaries, and veins). This fascinating article also confirmed for me that no one knows the "normal weight" for the heart of an elite athlete / hard physical laborer, since so few die. The good news is that no matter how long or how much someone has smoked, smokers can immediately reduce their risk of heart attack by quitting. B-vitamin therapy (folic acid, vitamin B(6), and vitamin B(12)) has been shown to lower the plasma concentration of Hcy.

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Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann (March 15, 2000)

ISBN: 0750671777

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