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Role of Lipoproteins in Carotid Arterial Disease

  • Efthymios D. Avgerinos
  • Christos D. LiapisEmail author
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Abstract

Lipoproteins and their disorders are among the most substantiated risk factors for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases, acting through a well-established pathway: abnormalities in lipid metabolism lead to pathologic lipid accumulation in the vessel wall, oxidative and chronic inflammatory sequelae, and the formation of atherosclerotic lesions, ultimately leading to clinical events.

Keywords

Carotid Stenosis Carotid Plaque Carotid Atherosclerosis Carotid Artery Disease Bile Acid Sequestrant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Vascular Surgery, Medical School of AthensAttikon University HospitalAthensGreece

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