"In vivo" imaging of atherosclerosis

Gallino, Augusto; Stuber, Matthias; Crea, Filippo; Falk, Erling; Corti, Roberto; Lekakis, John; Schwitter, Jürg; Camici, Paolo; Gaemperli, Oliver; Di Valentino, Marcello; Prior, John; Garcia-Garcia, Hector M; Vlachopoulos, Charalambos; Cosentino, Francesco; Windecker, Stephan; Pedrazzini, Giovanni; Conti, Richard; Mach, François; De Caterina, Raffaele and Libby, Peter (2012). "In vivo" imaging of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis, 224(1), pp. 25-36. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2012.04.007

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Atherosclerosis is a systemic and multifocal disease, which starts early in life, and that usually takes decades before overt disease eventually appears as a consequence of progressive obstruction or abrupt thrombotic occlusion. This silent course makes necessary to develop predictors of disease long before symptomatic lesions develop. Besides several classical risk factors and new emerging humoral risk predictors, imaging may constitute a formidable diagnostic and prognostic tool in order to identify presence, extension, progression (or regression) of disease as well as vulnerability of atherosclerotic lesions. This review summarizes the rapidly growing clinical and research field in imaging atherosclerosis from different perspectives opening important opportunities for timely detection and treatment of atherosclerosis.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Windecker, Stephan

ISSN:

0021-9150

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:37

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 21:29

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2012.04.007

PubMed ID:

22682779

Web of Science ID:

000308078000004

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/15021 (FactScience: 222175)

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