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Pathology of the Vulnerable Plaque
The majority of patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) present with unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction, and sudden coronary death. The most common cause of coronary thrombosis isExpand
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Coronary risk factors and plaque morphology in men with coronary disease who died suddenly.
BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking and abnormal serum cholesterol concentrations are risk factors for acute coronary syndromes, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. We studied whetherExpand
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From vulnerable plaque to vulnerable patient: a call for new definitions and risk assessment strategies: Part II.
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease results in >19 million deaths annually, and coronary heart disease accounts for the majority of this toll. Despite major advances in treatment of coronary heartExpand
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Effect of risk factors on the mechanism of acute thrombosis and sudden coronary death in women.
BACKGROUND Traditional risk factors have been linked to atherosclerotic heart disease in women. However, the effect of risk factors and menopausal status on the mechanism of sudden coronary death isExpand
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Sudden cardiac death.
The rate of cardiac deaths that are sudden is approximately 50%, and decreases with age. The causes of sudden cardiac death are diverse, and are a function of age. In children and adolescents,Expand
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Atlas of cardiovascular pathology
Endomyocardial Biopsy: Approach to Endomyocardial Biopsy. Endomyocardial Biopsy in the Nontransplant Setting. Endomyocardial Biopsy of Cardiac Allografts and Transplant Atherosclerosis. Pathology ofExpand
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Overcoming the Challenges of Conducting Early Feasibility Studies of Medical Devices in the United States.
Initial clinical studies of new medical technologies involve a complex balance of research participant benefits versus risks and costs of uncertainty when novel concepts are tested. The Food and DrugExpand
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ESC Forum on Drug Eluting Stents European Heart House, Nice, 27-28 September 2007.
Drug-eluting stents (DES) were introduced into clinical practice in 2002 in order to reduce restenosis that occurred in 15–25% of patients receiving bare-metal stents (BMS).1–3 Subsequent trials withExpand
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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosis.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an uncommon condition that may lead to sudden coronary artery occlusion resulting in a fatal acute myocardial infarction. It usually affects young toExpand
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