Document Detail


Atherosclerosis: an inflammatory disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12696277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Inflammation plays a pivotal role in both the development of atherosclerosis and the acute activation of the vascular wall with consequent local thrombosis and vasoconstriction (with or without plaque fissure). In many patients with unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction, systemic signs of inflammation are detectable. The use of systemic inflammatory markers, such as C-reactive protein as marker of disease activity and short- and long-term prognosis, seems to be of clinical value. Therefore, acute inflammatory reaction, detectable systematically, appears to be an independent determinant of prognosis in some patients with acute ischemic syndromes, but is not detectable in all. Understanding the causes of inflammation and the additional elusive components that result in the progression to aggressive acute coronary syndromes, is the future goal of cardiology.
Authors:
G Liuzzo
Related Documents :
20336377 - The role of 1.5t cardiac mri in the diagnosis, prognosis and management of pulmonary ar...
17375407 - Glycemia in acute coronary syndromes.
23439797 - Mobile pedunculated left ventricular masses in a man with recurrent emboli.
23164457 - Left ventricular mass by echocardiographic measures in children and adolescents.
1869987 - Thallium myocardial scintigraphy in congenitally-corrected transposition of the great a...
1747287 - Paradoxical embolisation of a catheter fragment to a coronary artery in an infant with ...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rays     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0390-7740     ISO Abbreviation:  Rays     Publication Date:    2001 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-16     Completed Date:  2003-05-20     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707724     Medline TA:  Rays     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Istituto di Cardiologia, e Fondazione per il Cuore, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, Policlinico A. Gemelli, 8, 00168 Roma, Italy.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angina, Unstable / blood
Arteriosclerosis / blood*,  pathology
C-Reactive Protein / analysis
Cell Adhesion Molecules / blood
Cytokines / blood
Humans
Inflammation / blood*,  pathology
Myocardial Infarction / blood
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cell Adhesion Molecules; 0/Cytokines; 9007-41-4/C-Reactive Protein

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Small bowel exploration with video capsule endoscopy.
Next Document:  Carotid endarterectomy. Which diagnostic imaging technique is suitable for the indication and planni...