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Am J Cardiol. 1996 Dec 1;78(11):1284-6.

Possible prevention of postangioplasty restenosis by ascorbic acid.

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  • 1Department of Cardiology, Tokai University, Kanagawa, Japan.

Abstract

In this preliminary study to assess the possibility of using ascorbic acid to prevent post-percutaneous transluminal coronary angiography (PTCA) restenosis, the incidence of restenosis was significantly less in 50 patients receiving 500 mg/day of oral ascorbic acid than in 51 control patients. Thus, ascorbic acid, a potent natural antioxidant, appeared to be possibly effective in attenuating post-PTCA restenosis.

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