Pathology of unstable plaque: correlation with the clinical severity of acute coronary syndromes.

OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to relate the various clinical presentations of acute coronary syndromes to the underlying plaque morphology as assessed from histopathologic analysis of plaque fragments obtained by directional coronary atherectomy (DCA). BACKGROUND Autopsy studies have shown that unstable angina and infarction are related to plaque… CONTINUE READING