[Platelets, coagulation, and fibrinolysis in atherosclerosis formation].


Atherosclerosis is thought to be a chronic inflammatory disease, and many studies show platelets play important role in atherosclerosis formation. Activated platelets adhere to endothelial cells and make leukocyte arrest on endothelial cells. Platelets can interact with both leukocytes and with endothelial cells. Leykocytes or endothelial cells adhere to… (More)