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BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported diffuse destabilization of atherosclerotic plaques in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We used intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to assess coronary culprit(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to assess the effects of a usual dose of simvastatin (20 mg/day) on plaque regression and vascular remodeling at the peri-stent reference segments after(More)
patients with SLE developed cardiovascular events (event rate 3.2 per 100 person-years; non-fatal myocardial infarction, n=2; stroke, n=1; significant coronary artery disease, n=1). Importantly,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The differences in plaque characteristics between non-culprit lesions (NCL) in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients (ACS-NCL) and target lesions (TL) in stable angina (SA)(More)