Evidence for altered inflammatory and repair responses in symptomatic carotid plaques from elderly patients.

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Abstract

Most acute cardiovascular events are caused by rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque. The incidence of cardiovascular events increases with age and inflammation is generally considered to be the main cause of increased plaque vulnerability. However, the relationship between age and plaque inflammation has not yet been fully clarified. The aim of our study was to determine if age-dependent plaque vulnerability is associated with increased plaque inflammation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-182
JournalAtherosclerosis
Volume237
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

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