From vulnerable plaque to vulnerable patient: a call for new definitions and risk assessment strategies: Part I.

@article{Naghavi2003FromVP,
  title={From vulnerable plaque to vulnerable patient: a call for new definitions and risk assessment strategies: Part I.},
  author={Morteza Naghavi and Peter Libby and Erling Falk and S. Ward Casscells and Silvio Litovsky and John A. Rumberger and Juan Jos{\'e} Badim{\'o}n and Christodoulos Stefanadis and Pedro R. Moreno and Gerard Pasterkamp and Zahi A. Fayad and Peter H. Stone and Sergio Waxman and Paolo Raggi and Mohammad Madjid and Alireza Zarrabi and Allen P. Burke and Chun Yuan and Peter J. Fitzgerald and David S Siscovick and Chris L. de Korte and Masanori Aikawa and K. E. Juhani Airaksinen and Gerd Assmann and Christoph R. Becker and James H. Chesebro and Andrew A Farb and Zorina S. Galis and Chris Jackson and Ik‐Kyung Jang and Wolfgang Koenig and Robert A. Lodder and Keith L. March and Jasenka Demirovic and Mohamad Navab and Silvia G. Priori and Mark D. Rekhter and Raymond D. Bahr and Scott M. Grundy and Roxana Mehran and Antonio Colombo and Eric Boerwinkle and Christie M. Ballantyne and William Insull and Robert S. Schwartz and Robert A. Vogel and Patrick Wjc Serruys and G K Hansson and David P. Faxon and Sanjay Kaul and Helmut Drexler and Philip Greenland and James E Muller and Renu Virmani and Paul M. Ridker and Douglas P. Zipes and Prediman K Shah and James T. Willerson},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2003},
  volume={108 14},
  pages={
          1664-72
        }
}
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease results in >19 million deaths annually, and coronary heart disease accounts for the majority of this toll. Despite major advances in treatment of coronary heart disease patients, a large number of victims of the disease who are apparently healthy die suddenly without prior symptoms. Available screening and diagnostic methods are insufficient to identify the victims before the event occurs. The recognition of the role of the vulnerable plaque has opened new… 
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