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Nanomedicine for the prevention, treatment and imaging of atherosclerosis.
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PMID:  22261366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries, with an increasing prevalence due to an aging population. The pathology underpinning CVD is atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory state involving the arterial wall. Accumulation of low density lipoprotein (LDL) laden macrophages in the arterial wall and their subsequent transformation into foam cells lead to atherosclerotic plaque formation. Progression of atherosclerotic lesions may gradually lead to plaque related complications and clinically manifest as acute vascular syndromes including acute myocardial or cerebral ischemia. Nanotechnology offers emerging therapeutic strategies, which may have advantage overclassical treatments for atherosclerosis. In this review, we present the potential applications of nanotechnology toward prevention, identification and treatment of atherosclerosis.
Costas Psarros; Regent Lee; Marios Margaritis; Charalambos Antoniades
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Maturitas     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4111     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7807333     Medline TA:  Maturitas     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, United Kingdom.
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