The LDL-HDL Profile Determines the Risk of Atherosclerosis: A Mathematical Model

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Atherosclerosis, the leading death in the United State, is a disease in which a plaque builds up inside the arteries. As the plaque continues to grow, the shear force of the blood flow through the decreasing cross section of the lumen increases. This force may eventually cause rupture of the plaque, resulting in the formation of thrombus, and possibly heart… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090497

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