Mechanisms of acute coronary syndromes and the potential role of statins.

@article{Dupuis2001MechanismsOA,
  title={Mechanisms of acute coronary syndromes and the potential role of statins.},
  author={Jocelyn Dupuis},
  journal={Atherosclerosis. Supplements},
  year={2001},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={9-14}
}
The conventional concepts of the pathogenesis of acute coronary syndromes are changing. High-risk lesions are not necessarily the angiographicaly 'tight' stenoses. Rather, vulnerable lesions are those that are unstable, with a large lipid core and a thin fibrous cap. Plaque instability is closely related to the development of inflammation within the intima… CONTINUE READING