Lipid and cellular constituents of unstable human aortic plaques.

@article{Davies1994LipidAC,
  title={Lipid and cellular constituents of unstable human aortic plaques.},
  author={Michael J Davies and Nick Woolf and P M Rowles and Peter D. I. Richardson},
  journal={Basic research in cardiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={89 Suppl 1},
  pages={33-9}
}
Unstable plaques are undergoing thrombosis which, in most instances, is due to fissuring and rupture of the plaque cap. This process (deep intimal injury) is a complication of plaques with a lipid-rich core. The cap tear allows blood to enter the core from the lumen, leading initially to intraplaque thrombosis and, subsequently, in some cases intraluminal… CONTINUE READING