Which is More Important: Plaque Quantity or Plaque Rupture?

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  • Summary:

    Dr. William C. Roberts from the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute moderated the topic "Which is More Important: Plaque Quantity or Plaque Rupture?" with Drs. James de Lemos from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Peter Libby from the Brigham and Women's Hospital participating.

    The discussion focused primarily on:
    (1) vulnerable plaque focus over plaque quantity,
    (2) defining characteristics of vulnerable plaque,
    (3) techniques for diagnosing vulnerable plaque,
    (4) the frequency of significant thrombus detection and clinical events,
    (5) biomarkers and imaging technology for detecting vulnerable plaques,
    (6) therapy for patients with atherosclerotic plaque or vulnerable plaques,
    (7) the effects of lipid levels on therapy choices, and
    (8) effect of heparin on ruptured plaque.
    (Med Roundtable Cardiovasc Ed. 2011;2(1):41-47) ©2011 FoxP2 Media, LLC
  • Compounds:
    No compounds discussed.
    Trials:

    ASCOT, JUPITER, MESA, PROSPECT

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