The molecular basics of vulnerable plaque

Esther Lutgens, Tim Leiner, Robert Jan Van Suylen, Mat J.A.P. Daemen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Complications of atherosclerotic plaque rupture such as myocardial infarction and stroke are the leading cause of death and disability in the developed world. Despite our familiarity with the clinical aspects of this disease, and the considerable insights into the microanatomic and histologic substrates underlying vulnerable and ruptured atherosclerotic plaques, precise molecular mechanisms are just beginning to be unraveled.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of the Vulnerable Plaque, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781439804537
ISBN (Print)184184621X, 9781841846217
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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