Plaque regression and plaque stabilisation in cardiovascular diseases

@inproceedings{Dave2013PlaqueRA,
  title={Plaque regression and plaque stabilisation in cardiovascular diseases},
  author={Tarun Dave and Janakiraman Ezhilan and Hardik Vasnawala and Vinod Somani},
  booktitle={Indian journal of endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2013}
}
Atherosclerosis is characterized by formation of plaques on the inner walls of arteries that threatens to become the leading cause of death worldwide via its sequelae of myocardial infarction and stroke. Endothelial dysfunction leads to cholesterol uptake and accumulation of inflammatory markers within the plaque. The stability of a plaque eventually depends on the balance between vascular smooth muscle cells that stabilize it and the inflammatory cells like macrophages and T lymphocytes that… CONTINUE READING
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