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a fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery

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Tongxinluo restrained atheromatous plaque angiogenesis of ApoE-/- mice
Also, coronary flow reserve measurement using Doppler wire and intravascular ultrasound are two invasive methods that could be used in the diagnosis of microvascular disease and exclusion of atheromatous plaques on the coronary vessel wall, respectively.
Nevertheless, mCRP appears to play a more direct or "effector" role in atherosclerosis, in contrast to pCRP, which may be described as a "facilitator" in circulation, awaiting dissociation for focalization of proinflammatory effects to injured sites, such as atheromatous plaques [88, 93].
Unlike that which is seen in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, there is no atheromatous plaque, typically no significant calcification and no surface ulceration with overlying thrombotic material.
These specimens consisted of 112 excised heart valves, of which 14 were through diagnosis of infective endocarditis and 98 through non-infective endocarditis, in addition to 80 specimens of atheromatous plaques with diagnosis of abdominal or thoracic aneurism, for a total of 192 specimens.
A major feature of this process is lipid accumulation, and the atheromatous plaque can become covered with a fibrous cap over the focal necrotic area in the later stages of this process.
Synthesis of TNF alpha and TGF beta mRNA in the different micro-environments within atheromatous plaques.
However, due to the additional beneficial effects observed in lead poisoning victims, the ability of EDTA to be used as calcium chelators for the elimination of atheromatous plaques was proposed.
This case challenges the current conceptions of psittacine atherosclerosis in that peripheral arterial lesions were widespread and caused clinical signs, coronary atherosclerotic lesions and arterial atherothrombotic lesions were present, and histopathologic features were similar to those reported in other species--that is, lesions were principally localized in the tunica intima and its periphery and were characterized by atheromatous plaques with an abundance of macrophage foam cells and extracellular lipids.
Data suggest that TNF antagonists might stabilize atheromatous plaques, while other results have shown improved flow-mediated vasodilation and endothelial function associated with TNF antagonists, the researchers said.
Because the increase in PAPP-A occurred within a few minutes after intravenous heparin injection, PAPP-A might be released from the vasculature with atheromatous plaques.
Chlamydia pneumoniae (now renamed Chlamydophila pneumoniae) (1) was detected in coronary atheromatous plaques in early 1990s suggesting an aetiological association (2).
These unstable atheromatous plaques have three histologic components: a large lipid core, many inflammatory cells, and a thin fibrous cap.
In two CAD cases without old infarction scars the diagnosis was based on obstructive atheromatous plaques observed in the coronary arteries (Table 2).