The Atherosclerotic Plaque
Even though coronary, cerebral, and peripheral arterial disease represents the most common features of atherosclerosis, it progresses in the absence of any symptoms for most of its developmental course. Generally, the severity of a coronary stenosis is of poor predictive value for cardiac events such as sudden death, myocardial infarction, or unstable angina. For this reason, attention is increasingly being focused on the biology of the atheroma rather than on the severity of the stenosis.
KeywordsAcute Coronary Syndrome Atherosclerotic Plaque Plaque Rupture Acute Coronary Syndrome Patient Vulnerable Plaque
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