Leucocyte recruitment in rupture prone regions of lipid-rich plaques: a prominent role for neovascularization?

@article{Boer1999LeucocyteRI,
  title={Leucocyte recruitment in rupture prone regions of lipid-rich plaques: a prominent role for neovascularization?},
  author={Onno J de Boer and Allard C. van der Wal and Peter Teeling and Anton E. Becker},
  journal={Cardiovascular research},
  year={1999},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={443-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Microvessels in atherosclerotic plaques provide an alternative pathway for the recruitment of leucocytes in the lesions. The present study was designed to investigate the potential role of these microvessels in creating vulnerable sites in atherosclerotic plaques. METHODS Thirty-four atherosclerotic plaques were obtained from 25 patients undergoing carotid endartherectomy (n = 16), femoral endartherectomy (n = 6) and aortic surgery (n = 12). Plaques were histologically classified as… CONTINUE READING
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