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The Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque : Strategies for Diagnosis and Management

Author: Renu Virmani
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Futura, 2007.
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Finally, a convenient, one-volume summary of current knowledge on an area of increasing importance! "The Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque" presents contributions from the best investigators in the field, skillfully edited for easy reading and lavishly illustrated with high-quality, full-color images. After a considered and concise introduction, the book concentrates on: Pathology of vulnerable plaque; Triggers for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque.
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Futura, 2007
(DLC) 2006017667
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Renu Virmani
ISBN: 9780470987339 0470987332 9780470987575 047098757X
OCLC Number: 608624340
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 375 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: History of atherosclerosis and vulnerable plaque research / Mohammad Madjid [and others] --
The pathology of vulnerable plaque / Renu Virmani [and others] --
Plaque rupture / Renu Virmani [and others] --
Plaque erosion / Frank D. Kolodgie [and others] --
Pathogenesis and significance of calcification in coronary atherosclerosis / Allen P. Burke [and others] --
Adventitial and periadventitial fat inflammation and plaque vulnerability / Silvio Litovsky [and others] --
Murine models of advanced atherosclerosis / Michael E. Rosenfeld & Stephen M. Schwartz --
Triggers for plaque rupture: physical and mechanical stress / Luis E. Rohde & Richard T. Lee --
Inflammation and matrix metalloproteinases / Zorina S. Galis & Susan M. Lessner --
Apoptosis in atherosclerosis / Mark M. Kockx, Wim Martinet, & Michiel Knaapen --
Emerging biomarkers of instability / Sotirios Tsimikas --
Ultrasonic detection of coronary disease / Mani A. Vannan [and others] --
Intravascular ultrasound for plaque characterization / D. Geoffrey Vince & Anuja Nair. Magnetic resonance imaging and intravascular magnetic resonance imaging / Hee Kwon Song [and others] --
Radionuclide imaging / Johan Verjans & Jagat Narula --
Near-infrared spectroscopy / Pedro R. Moreno, Barbara Marshik & James E. Muller --
Intravascular thermography / Mohammad Madjid [and others] --
Optical coherence tomography / Paul Magnin & Evelyn Regar --
Intravascular palpography / Johannes A. Schaar [and others] --
Coronary computed tomography for the detection of atherosclerotic plaque burden / Allen J. Taylor & Irwin M. Feuerstein --
New developments in treatment of vulnerable plaques / Mohammad Madjid [and others] --
Photodynamic therapy / Ron Waksman & Pauline E. McEwan --
Thermal stabilization of vulnerable plaques / Samuel Ward Casscells [and others] --
An interventionalist's perspective / Aloke V. Finn, Ronald Waksman & Herman Gold --
Genetic modulation of vulnerable plaques / Chunming Dong & Pascal J. Goldschmidt-Clermont.
Responsibility: edited by Renu Virmani [and others].
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Finally, a convenient, one-volume summary of current knowledge on an area of increasing importance! "The Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque" presents contributions from the best investigators in the field, skillfully edited for easy reading and lavishly illustrated with high-quality, full-color images. After a considered and concise introduction, the book concentrates on: Pathology of vulnerable plaque; Triggers for plaque rupture; Imaging of unstable plaque; and, Management of vulnerable plaques. Careful editing allows the authors to avoid repetition and provide comprehensive coverage of pathology, detection, and management. This thorough and authoritative reference will change the way interventionists look at the disease.

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