Proinflammatory vascular calcification.

  title={Proinflammatory vascular calcification.},
  author={K Bengsson Bostr{\"o}m},
  journal={Circulation research},
  volume={96 12},
Vascular calcification occurs as part of atherosclerosis. It is caused by the deposition of basic calcium phosphate (BCP) crystals in what appears to be a highly regulated process resembling bone formation.1–4 Vascular calcification occurs in several forms,1–4 including small crystal deposits in the neointima and large calcified areas in more advanced atherosclerotic plaques, which frequently take on the appearance of ectopic bone. Media sclerosis (Mönckeberg disease) is a form of calcification… CONTINUE READING
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