Morphological characteristics of clinically significant coronary artery stenosis in stable angina.

@article{Hangartner1986MorphologicalCO,
  title={Morphological characteristics of clinically significant coronary artery stenosis in stable angina.},
  author={J R Hangartner and Alison J Charleston and Michael J Davies and Adam C Thomas},
  journal={British heart journal},
  year={1986},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={501-8}
}
All segments of clinically significant stenosis in the coronary arteries of 54 men with stable angina were categorised according to the position of the plaques (eccentric or concentric) and the presence or absence of a pool of extracellular lipid. In the group as a whole, stenosis of greater than 50% by diameter was caused by concentric fibrous plaques in 48% of lesions, by concentric lipid plaques in 28%, by eccentric fibrous plaques in 12%, and by eccentric lipid plaques in 12%. In addition… CONTINUE READING