Utility of mass spectrometry for the diagnosis of the unstable coronary plaque

Abstract

Mass spectrometry is a powerful technique that is used to identify unknown compounds, to quantify known materials, and to elucidate the structure and chemical properties of molecules. Recent advances in the accuracy and speed of the technology have allowed data acquisition for the global analysis of lipids from complex samples such as blood plasma or serum. Here, mass spectrometry as a tool is described, its limitations explained and its application to biomarker discovery in coronary artery disease is considered. In particular an application of mass spectrometry for the discovery of lipid biomarkers that may indicate plaque morphology that could lead to myocardial infarction is elucidated.

DOI: 10.5339/gcsp.2015.25

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@inproceedings{Jacob2015UtilityOM, title={Utility of mass spectrometry for the diagnosis of the unstable coronary plaque}, author={Shana Jacob and Mohamed Hesham Hassan and Magdi Yacoub}, booktitle={Global cardiology science & practice}, year={2015} }