Statin treatment is associated with reduced thermal heterogeneity in human atherosclerotic plaques.


AIMS Heat released from atherosclerotic plaques as a result of the local inflammatory process, may be measured in vivo by a thermography catheter. Statins seem to have an antiinflammatory effect which results in plaque stabilization. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of statins on plaque temperature. METHODS AND RESULTS The study… (More)

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