Distribution of inflammation within carotid atherosclerotic plaques with high-risk morphological features: a comparison between positron emission tomography activity, plaque morphology, and histopathology.

@article{Figueroa2012DistributionOI,
  title={Distribution of inflammation within carotid atherosclerotic plaques with high-risk morphological features: a comparison between positron emission tomography activity, plaque morphology, and histopathology.},
  author={Amparo L Figueroa and S. P. Sivagnana Subramanian and Ricardo Cury and Quynh A. Truong and Joseph A. Gardecki and Guillermo J. Tearney and Udo Hoffmann and Thomas J. Brady and Ahmed Tawakol},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={69-77}
}
BACKGROUND Several high-risk morphological features (HRM) of plaques, especially in combination, are associated with an increased risk of a clinical event. Although plaque inflammation is also associated with atherothrombosis, the relationship between inflammation and number of HRM is not well understood. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-four patients underwent (18)flurodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) imaging, and carotid atherosclerotic inflammation was assessed (target-to… CONTINUE READING
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