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. 2018 Feb 25;70(1):61-70.

[Insulin and Cardiovascular Protection: From Bench to Bedside]

[Article in Chinese]
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  • PMID: 29492516
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Review

[Insulin and Cardiovascular Protection: From Bench to Bedside]

[Article in Chinese]
Hai-Feng Zhang et al. Sheng Li Xue Bao. .
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Abstract

Insulin resistance is "common soil" of many major cardiovascular diseases, such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension and heart failure. Recent studies have revealed that, in addition to metabolic modulation, insulin exerts direct cardiovascular protective effects. This article reviews the current progresses in the pathogenesis and cardiovascular protection strategies of metabolic cardiovascular diseases, and highlights the mechanism of actions of insulin in cardiovascular protection.

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