Experimental hypercholesterolemia differentially affects adventitial vasa vasorum and vessel structure of the left internal thoracic and coronary arteries.

@article{Galili2005ExperimentalHD,
  title={Experimental hypercholesterolemia differentially affects adventitial vasa vasorum and vessel structure of the left internal thoracic and coronary arteries.},
  author={Offer Galili and Katherine J. E. Sattler and Joerg Herrmann and Julie E. Woodrum and Monica L. Olson and Lilach Orly Lerman and Amir Lerman},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={129 4},
  pages={
          767-72
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Atherosclerosis is a chronic and diffuse disease that affects all vascular beds. However, some vascular beds are more prone to atherosclerosis than others. Recent evidence suggests a role for the vasa vasorum in the atherosclerotic process. We hypothesized that there is a difference in adventitial vasa vasorum structure between the left internal thoracic artery and the coronary artery. Hence the current study was designed to characterize and compare the structure of the adventitial… CONTINUE READING
BETA

Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 16 CITATIONS

Imaging of the vasa vasorum

  • Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine
  • 2008