atheroma

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atheroma

[‚ath·ə′rōm·ə]
(medicine)
A lipid deposit in the inner wall of an artery; characteristic of atherosclerosis.
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Lardo, and colleagues from the Division of Cardiology and the Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, provided evidence that gadolinium-based texaphyrin compounds may be used as molecular imaging agents that selectively localize in atherosclerotic plaque and thereby enable non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of rupture prone plaque.
The chain of reasoning is as follows: The biomarker of plaque instability is found in atherosclerotic plaques and is more abundant in plaques with unstable characteristics than in plaques with stable characteristics an increased concentration of the biomarker in the circulation signals that the patient has plaques with unstable characteristics that are more prone to rupture; and plaque rupture leads to unstable angina or AMI.
This finding, together with the absence of atherosclerotic plaques in some patients with high FRS, suggests that the use of routine clinical predictors may be insufficient for identifying patients who might benefit from aggressive risk factor modification, Dr.
Volcano's new VH IVUS technology uses advanced spectral analysis techniques to allow simplified interpretation of ultrasound images and provide detailed information on the composition of each patient's atherosclerotic plaques.
Other limitations of coronary angiography in recognition of the vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque are that coronary angiography is only luminography and gives variable information about arterial wall disease (luminal irregularity can often be appreciated on angiography).
gingivalis (42%) and Streptococcus sanguis (12%), were identified in the periphery of atherosclerotic plaques by immunologic stain (65).
In addition, because not all atherosclerotic plaque is calcified, the investigators examined possible correlations between CRP levels and a novel measure of "soft" plaque--MRI assessment of detectable levels of aortic plaque--in 2,393 subjects.
Acceleration of atherosclerotic plaque formation in apoE-/- mice by exposure to tobacco smoke.
The extra pressure, combined with the high-cholesterol diet, resulted in atherosclerotic plaque development above the constriction, while the vessel below the constriction was plaque-free.
Contract Awarded for Development of Molecular Imaging Agents and Methods to Detect High Risk Atherosclerotic Plaque
Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown in research to have numerous health benefits including decreasing the risk of arrhythmias, lowering triglyceride levels, slowing atherosclerotic plaque growth, decreasing blood pressure, enhancing mood, improving cognition, and supporting joint and skin health.
OTCBB: AHRO), a biotech company focused on the research and development of compounds to safely regress atherosclerotic plaque and to improve lipid profiles in humans, today announced that its Russian licensing partner OOO CardioNova has formally submitted its Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Minzdrav).

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