Current Atherosclerosis Reports

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 439–446 | Cite as

Resveratrol in the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease

  • Louis M. Chu
  • Antonio D. Lassaletta
  • Michael P. Robich
  • Frank W. Sellke
Nutrition (William S. Harris, Section Editor)


Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound found in red wine that is believed to be responsible for its beneficial cardiovascular effects. Extensive research in the past several decades has identified multiple mechanisms by which resveratrol modifies the cardiovascular risk factors that lead to coronary artery disease, yet translation to the clinical arena has been unexpectedly slow. In this article, we review the existing evidence regarding the beneficial effects of resveratrol and briefly discuss its potential therapeutic applications.


Resveratrol Coronary artery disease Atherosclerosis Cholesterol Metabolic syndrome Ischemia-reperfusion Chronic ischemia Angiogenesis Antioxidant 



L.M. Chu: none; A.D. Lassaletta: none; M.P. Robich: none; F.W. Sellke: consultant for NovoNordisk and Cubist Pharmaceuticals, expert testimony for Pfizer in litigation regarding Celebrex.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis M. Chu
    • 1
  • Antonio D. Lassaletta
    • 1
  • Michael P. Robich
    • 2
  • Frank W. Sellke
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of SurgeryWarren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Cardiothoracic SurgeryAlpert Medical School, Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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