Luc C. A. van Damme

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Atherosclerotic lesions preferentially localize near side branches or curved vessels. During the last few decades, research has been shown that low or low and oscillating shear stress is associated with plaque location. Despite ample evidence, the precise mechanism is unknown. This is mainly because of a lack of appropriate animal models. We describe two(More)
Rupture of thin-cap fibroatheroma is a major cause of acute myocardial infarction and stroke. Identification of these plaques is one of the major challenges in cardiovascular medicine. At present, techniques with sufficient sensitivity and specificity to identify these unstable plaques are not clinically available. This paper describes a new technique to(More)
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