Requiem for the 'vulnerable plaque'.

  title={Requiem for the 'vulnerable plaque'.},
  author={Peter Libby and Gerard Pasterkamp},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={36 43},
The concept of the so-called ‘vulnerable plaque’ has proved highly useful to guide research and thinking regarding the pathophysiology of the acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Yet, the time may have come to reconsider this construct, as knowledge has accumulated, the risk profile of the populace has shifted, and our current therapies have reshaped the disease. Over the last several decades, the quest to identify and treat the ‘vulnerable plaque’ has generated much interest. Loaded with lipid… CONTINUE READING

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