LDL cholesterol levels and thin cap fibroatheromas: A dynamic and complex puzzle.

@article{Ahn2015LDLCL,
  title={LDL cholesterol levels and thin cap fibroatheromas: A dynamic and complex puzzle.},
  author={Sung Gyun Ahn and Paolo Raggi and Habib Samady},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2015},
  volume={243 1},
  pages={
          179-80
        }
}
The pathophysiologic link between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), inflammatory mediators and fibrous cap thickness in coronary artery atherosclerotic plaques is well described [1e4]. Thin-capped fibroatheromas (TCFA), considered to be rupture-prone high-risk plaques [5], consist of a large lipid core, a thin fibrous cap <65 um, and numerous macrophages infiltrating the fibrous cap [6]. The presence of TCFAs detected by radiofrequency intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) along with… CONTINUE READING
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