Echolucent, rupture-prone carotid plaques associated with elevated triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, particularly in women.

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BACKGROUND We tested whether fasting and postprandial triglyceride-rich lipoprotein elevations are gender specific (1) in patients with carotid artery stenosis >or=50% vs controls, and (2) in patients with echolucent, rupture-prone plaques compared with controls. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 66 controls and 323 patients with carotid artery stenosis >or… (More)

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