Coronary composition and macrophage infiltration in atherectomy specimens from patients with diabetes mellitus.

@article{Moreno2000CoronaryCA,
  title={Coronary composition and macrophage infiltration in atherectomy specimens from patients with diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Pedro Rozas Moreno and Alvaro M Murcia and Igor F. Palacios and Manuel de Le{\'o}n and V{\'i}ctor Bernardi and Valentin Fuster and John T. Fallon},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2000},
  volume={102 18},
  pages={2180-4}
}
BACKGROUND Lipid-rich, inflamed atherosclerotic lesions are associated with plaque rupture and thrombosis, which are the most important causes of death in patients with diabetes mellitus. This study was designed to quantify lipid composition and macrophage infiltration in the coronary lesions of patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 47 coronary atherectomy specimens from patients with diabetes mellitus were examined and compared with 48 atherectomy specimens from… CONTINUE READING