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Phlebotomy didn't improve outcomes in peripheral arterial disease

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.334.7590.391-c (Published 22 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:391

The hypothesis that iron contributes to heart disease (iron-heart hypothesis) was postulated in an attempt to explain why the risk of myocardial infarction in women after the menopause increases with age. The hypothesis incriminates excess body iron in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular plaques, through iron catalysed, …

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