Medial thickenings of coronary artery and the aging risk factor for atherosclerosis.

@article{Tracy2001MedialTO,
  title={Medial thickenings of coronary artery and the aging risk factor for atherosclerosis.},
  author={Richard E. Tracy},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2001},
  volume={155 2},
  pages={
          337-46
        }
}
The objective here is to inquire what kind of coronary artery is it that tends to acquire atheroma: When an atheroma is found somewhere in the specimen (YesA specimen), what do we see in the specimen far away from the atheroma? Previous studies found thicker intima in YesA specimens than in NoA specimens, but with equal numbers of smooth muscle cells (SMC's). Thickness per SMC strongly predicted atheroma, so much so that the risk factor age was fully explained statistically. This study now… CONTINUE READING