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

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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.


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  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-182
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch

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Grufman, H., 2015, Exp Cardiovascular Research Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö. 71 p.

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