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Presence of vulnerable coronary plaques in middle-aged individuals who suffered a brain death.

Authors
  • Gurfinkel, Enrique
  • Vigliano, Carlos
  • Janavel, Julieta Vera
  • Fornoni, Diego
  • Caponi, Gaspar
  • Meckert, Patricia Cabeza
  • Bertolotti, Alejandro
  • Favaloro, Roberto
  • Laguens, Ruben
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Heart Journal
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2009
Volume
30
Issue
23
Pages
2845–2853
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehp303
PMID: 19666897
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

High-risk coronary artery plaques not associated with significant vascular lumen reduction exist in 57% of patients who suffered a brain death with a mean of 1.11 lesions prone to rupture per individual.

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