Changes in components and structure of atherosclerotic lesions developing from childhood to middle age in coronary arteries.

@article{Stary1994ChangesIC,
  title={Changes in components and structure of atherosclerotic lesions developing from childhood to middle age in coronary arteries.},
  author={Herbert C. Stary},
  journal={Basic research in cardiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={89 Suppl 1},
  pages={17-32}
}
The composition and structure of adaptive intimal thickening and of atherosclerotic lesions that can develop in human coronary arteries is described. Adaptive thickening occurs in defined locations from birth and represents a self-limited response of the intima to hemodynamic forces present within specific locations. Adaptive thickening does not indicate or presage an atherosclerotic lesion. However, some of the identical intima locations (progression-prone locations) accumulate more… CONTINUE READING