Plaque erosion in the culprit lesion is prone to develop a smaller myocardial infarction size compared with plaque rupture.

@article{Hayashi2005PlaqueEI,
  title={Plaque erosion in the culprit lesion is prone to develop a smaller myocardial infarction size compared with plaque rupture.},
  author={Takahiro Hayashi and Takashi Kiyoshima and Masayoshi Matsuura and Masafumi Ueno and Naoya Kobayashi and Hiroshi Yabushita and Atsuhiro Kurooka and Mitsugu Taniguchi and Masaru Miyataka and Akio Kimura and Kinji Ishikawa},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={149 2},
  pages={284-90}
}
BACKGROUND Acute myocardial infarction (MI) stems from a disruption of the plaque in the coronary artery. Based on postmortem examinations, such plaque disruption has been classified as either a rupture or an erosion. Unfortunately, it has been difficult to clinically identify plaque ruptures and plaque erosions during the development of acute MI. To elucidate the relationships between clinical features and the morphological characteristics of the infarct-related lesions, we observed the… CONTINUE READING