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High-Risk Atherosclerotic Plaques
Mechanisms, Imaging, Models, and Therapy
edited by
Levon Michael Khachigian

High-Risk Atherosclerotic Plaques

  • Provides state-of-the-art, in-depth coverage of vulnerable plaque
  • Presents contributions by internationally recognized experts in the field
  • Covers the subject of vulnerable plaque from laboratory bench to patient bedside
Vulnerable plaque development is the result of a complex series of molecular and cellular events involving inflammation, apoptosis, rupture, and thrombosis. A detailed understanding of the mechanisms underlying the development of high-risk plaques, along with the ability to visualize and diagnose these vulnerable lesions, will lead to the effective management of acute coronary syndromes. High-Risk Atherosclerotic Plaques brings together timely, in-depth reviews by renowned international cardiologists and scientists.

Chapters cover the definition, structure, and cellular and molecular mechanisms of high risk plaque development, as well as animal models of vulnerable plaque, plaque imaging, and current and future therapies.

Medical experts discuss intravascular ultrasound, optimal coherence tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and coronary thermography.

The final chapter reviews both current and future local and systematic strategies for the therapeutic management of vulnerable plaque.

Exploring all aspects of this primary cause of acute coronary syndromes, this informative book updates our knowledge on the detection and treatment of vulnerable plaques.

High-Risk Atherosclerotic Plaques is a valuable resource that can greatly advance the progress in treatment and prevention.

Contents:

  1. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of plaque rupture
  2. Apoptosis and plaque vulnerability
  3. Animal models of vulnerable plaque
  4. Diagnosis of vulnerable plaques in the cardiac catheterization laboratory
  5. Imaging of high-risk atherosclerotic plaque by intravascular ultrasound : focal assessment of morphology and vulnerability or systemic assessment of disease burden and activity?
  6. Optical coherence tomography for detection of vulnerable plaque
  7. Magnetic resonance imaging of high-risk plaque
  8. Nuclear imaging of the vulnerable plaque : single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET)
  9. Identification of vulnerable plaques : the role of thermography
  10. Treatment of vulnerable plaques : current and future strategies
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High-Risk Atherosclerotic Plaques
Mechanisms, Imaging, Models, and Therapy
edited by Levon Michael Khachigian

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