Published in Cardiovascular Week, October 23rd, 2006
According to investigators working in Italy, "The instability of atherosclerotic plaque is partly determined by local factors, but systemic factors such as infection, inflammation, autoimmunity or genes might also be important. We aimed to analyze whether patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) might have a higher proportion of unstable plaques in the carotid arteries compared with patients who had had no acute coronary events."
"Sixty-nine consecutive patients with AMI...
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