Hypercholesterolemia and In-Vivo Coronary Plaque Composition in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: A Virtual Histology - Intravascular Ultrasound Study

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hypercholesterolemia is a key factor in the development of atherosclerosis. We sought to evaluate the relation between hypercholesterolemia and plaque composition in patients with coronary artery disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Study subjects consisted of 323 patients (mean 61.5 years, 226 males) who underwent coronary angiography… CONTINUE READING