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Does high-density lipoprotein influence the development of saphenous vein graft disease after coronary bypass surgery?: exploratory analysis from the CASCADE trial

  • Katie Jerzewski1, 4,
  • Marc Ruel2,
  • Pierre Voisine3,
  • Michel R Le May2 and
  • Alexander Kulik1, 4Email author
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery20138:172

Received: 5 April 2013

Accepted: 8 July 2013

Published: 10 July 2013

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Original Submission
5 Apr 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
4 May 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - olivier bertrand
7 Jun 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anton Sabashnikov
8 Jul 2013 Author responded Author comments - Alexander Kulik
Resubmission - Version 2
8 Jul 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Jul 2013 Editorially accepted
10 Jul 2013 Article published 10.1186/1749-8090-8-172

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Authors’ Affiliations

Lynn Heart and Vascular Institute, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Boca Raton, USA
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada
Hôpital Laval, Quebec City, Canada
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA