Atherosclerosis, platelets and thrombosis in acute ischaemic heart disease.

  title={Atherosclerosis, platelets and thrombosis in acute ischaemic heart disease.},
  author={Lina Badimon and Teresa Padro and Gemma Vilahur},
  journal={European heart journal. Acute cardiovascular care},
  volume={1 1},
Atherosclerosis is the underlying reason for nearly all causes of coronary artery disease and peripheral arterial disease and many cases of stroke. Atherosclerosis is a systemic inflammatory process characterised by the accumulation of lipids and macrophages/lymphocytes within the intima of large arteries. The deposition of these blood borne materials and the subsequent thickening of the wall often significantly compromise the residual lumen leading to ischaemic events distal to the arterial… CONTINUE READING


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