Tissue factor in human coronary atherosclerotic plaques.


The rupture or fissuring of a coronary atherosclerotic plaque and subsequent thrombosis is considered the key event in the pathogenesis of unstable angina and myocardial infarction. Although plaque disruption frequently occurs during the evolution of atherosclerosis, only a minority of ruptured plaques develop thrombosis. The content and procoagulant… (More)


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