Stable and vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques

Alkystis Phinikaridou, Ye Qiao, James A. Hamilton

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Atherosclerosis is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory disease of the medium and large arteries such as the coronary, carotid and peripheral arteries, and the aorta. It is currently considered a major contributor to the development of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States1 and worldwide.2 Atherosclerotic plaques are characterized by intimal thickening from the progressive accumulation of lipids (mainly cholesteryl ester and cholesterol)3

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781848826885
ISBN (Print)1848826877, 9781848826878
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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