A Biochemical and Morphological Study of Arterial Wall and Blood Plasma Lipids in Human Atherosclerosis

  • S. G. Aptekar
  • A. M. Vikhert


Up to the present the problem of the relationship between fatty streaks and fibrous plaques in the process of human atherogenesis has remained unsolved. The dominating concept is that fibrous plaques are formed as a result of transformation of fatty streaks [2–6]. However, this point of view is not shared by all scientists. Some research workers believe that fatty streaks and fibrous plaques appear independently of each other in the human arterial wall and that each of these atherosclerotic lesions follows its own pathway of development [7–10].


Free Fatty Acid Atherosclerotic Lesion Cholesteryl Ester Foam Cell Fatty Streak 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. G. Aptekar
    • 1
  • A. M. Vikhert
    • 1
  1. 1.USSR Research Center of CardiologyAcademy of Medical SciencesMoscowUSSR

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