Assessing and Modifying the Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque
Edited by Valentin Fuster, former Chairman of the American Heart Associationa s Committee on Vascular Lesions, Assessing and Modifying the Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque explores the cutting--edge developments in a steadily advancing field. This monograph is a valuable multidisciplinary resource, written by experts in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering, pathology, neurology, imaging, clinical and vascular biology, physics, radiology and surgery. The booka s nineteen chapters and five transcribed Panel Discussions provides a wealth of information on the identification and treatment of atherosclerotic plaques, including the latest diagnostic applications of numerous imaging techniques, the reasons for selecting a particular method, and what can be learned from the imaging results. Important insights into the structural and cellular components of vulnerable plaque are presented, as well as an examination of factors/activities that trigger thrombosis.