Spectroscopy to improve identification of vulnerable plaques in cardiovascular disease

  title={Spectroscopy to improve identification of vulnerable plaques in cardiovascular disease},
  author={Janneke L. M. Bruggink and Robbert Meerwaldt and Gooitzen M. van Dam and Joop Daniel Lefrandt and Riemer H J A Slart and Ren{\'e} A. Tio and Andries J. Smit and Clark J. A. M. Zeebregts},
  journal={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
Many apparent healthy persons die from cardiovascular disease, despite major advances in prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Traditional cardiovascular risk factors are able to predict cardiovascular events in the long run, but fail to assess current disease activity or nearby cardiovascular events. There is a clear relation between the occurrence of cardiovascular events and the presence of so-called vulnerable plaques. These vulnerable plaques are characterized by active… CONTINUE READING

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