Plaque erosion is a major substrate for coronary thrombosis in acute myocardial infarction.

  title={Plaque erosion is a major substrate for coronary thrombosis in acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Eloisa Arbustini and Barbara Dal Bello and Patrizia Morbini and Allen P. Burke and Monica Bocciarelli and Giuśeppe Specchia and Renu Virmani},
  volume={82 3},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of plaque erosion as a substrate for coronary thrombosis. DESIGN Pathological study in patients with acute myocardial infarction not treated with thrombolysis or coronary interventional procedures. PATIENTS 298 consecutive patients (189 men, mean (SD) age 66 (11) years; 109 women, 74 (8) years) dying in hospital between 1984 and 1996 from acute myocardial infarction, diagnosed by ECG changes and rise in cardiac enzymes. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES… CONTINUE READING

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