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Morphological and morphometric analysis of coronary atherosclerosis--an autopsy study.
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PMID:  16933723     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary atherosclerosis is the most frequent cause of ischemic heart disease. The composition and vulnerability of the atherosclerotic plaque determines the development of acute coronary syndromes. In this study, 224 advanced atherosclerotic plaques were identified from the main coronary arterial branches of 10 autopsy heart specimens. The plaques were classified by American heart association (AHA) and modified American heart association classification. Vulnerability of the plaques and factors influencing vulnerability were assessed. Vulnerable plaques were mostly of Type IV category of AHA classification and of thin cap fibroatheroma type by modified American heart association classification. Inflammation was more frequent and was of a higher grade in vulnerable plaques. Calcification was predominantly of mild grade.
Erli Amel; D Prathiba; Sampath Kumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pathology & microbiology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0377-4929     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-28     Completed Date:  2006-10-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605904     Medline TA:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute (DU), Porur, Chennai.
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / pathology
Coronary Artery Disease / classification,  complications,  pathology*
Inflammation / pathology
Myocardial Ischemia / etiology
Prospective Studies
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Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2006 Jul;49(3):476

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