Vulnerable plaque: definition, diagnosis, and treatment.

  title={Vulnerable plaque: definition, diagnosis, and treatment.},
  author={Pedro Rolando Grandes Moreno},
  journal={Cardiology clinics},
  volume={28 1},
This article provides a systematic approach to vulnerable plaques. It is divided into 4 sections. The first section is devoted to definition, incidence, anatomic distribution, and clinical presentation. The second section is devoted to plaque composition, setting up the foundations to understand plaque vulnerability. The third section relates to invasive plaque imaging. The fourth section is devoted to therapy, from conservative pharmacologic options to aggressive percutaneous coronary… CONTINUE READING

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