The Fine Structure of Nonatherosclerotic Intimal Thickening, of Developing, and of Regressing Atherosclerotic Lesions at the Bifurcation of the Left Coronary Artery

  • Herbert C. Stary
  • Jack P. Strong
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 67)


Ischemic heart disease is the major cause of death in the United States (1). Majority opinion holds that the underlying cause is obstruction of the coronary artery lumen by an atherosclerotic lesion with or without a superimposed thrombus (2). In coronary arteries, atherosclerotic lesions predominate at the bifurcation of the main stem of the left coronary artery and in the anterior descending branch just beyond (3,4). Stenosis by atherosclerotic plaques (5) and occlusion by plaques or thrombi (6–8) occur most frequently in the same areas.


Smooth Muscle Cell Rhesus Monkey Atherosclerotic Lesion Foam Cell Serum Cholesterol Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert C. Stary
    • 1
  • Jack P. Strong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyLouisiana State University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

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