By Naima Carter-Monroe, Saami K. Yazdani, Elena Ladich, Frank D. Kolodgie, Renu Virmani (auth.), Jasjit S. Suri, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Filippo Molinari (eds.)

Atherosclerosis is a degenerative approach affecting blood vessels, which determines narrowing of the lumen, plaque progress, and hardening of the partitions. it's a danger issue for cardiovascular illnesses. the focal point of this publication is at the administration of the atherosclerotic disorder. The assurance spans from histological presentation of some of the levels of atherosclerotic lesions to the earliest experiences in atherosclerosis remedy, from complicated scientific analysis to tracking, follow-up, and home-care of the atherosclerotic sufferer. This booklet exhibits well-established diagnostic ideas masking numerous scientific imaging modalities corresponding to Ultrasounds, IVUS, MRI, desktop Tomography, besides new traits in early and complicated atherosclerosis analysis (innovative medicinal drugs and tissue characterization procedures). Surgical criteria might be offered in addition to leading edge experimental trials for the remedy of the atherosclerotic sufferer. The publication additionally covers rising thoughts in response to molecular imaging and vibro-acoustics.

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2. For this reason, cardiovascular risk and CHD are to be reckoned within patients with (a) symptomatic cerebrovascular disease (CVD), that is transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke, (b) asymptomatic CVD, (c) candidates for carotid endarterectomy. F. M. it Jasjit S. Suri et al. 1007/978-1-4419-7222-4_2, © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 37 38 F. Orzan, M. Anselmino, and M. Cannillo 3. Controversies about need for CHD testing in patients with CVD and measures to be taken in case of positive testing.

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4 Carotid vs. Coronary Disease: Differences in Plaque Morphology Despite the many similarities demonstrated in plaque morphology between the carotid and coronary circulation, there are several unique features of carotid plaque morphology related to the high flow rates and the shear forces caused by the bifurcation of the common carotid artery into the internal and external carotids. One of the most important is the ulcerated plaque, which is rare in the coronary artery circulation but relatively common in the carotid and other elastic arteries.

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