Spontaneous and Induced Intima Formation in Blood Vessels

  • Mark M. Kockx

Part of the Medical Intelligence Unit book series (MIU.LANDES)

About this book


Atherosclerosis, the most common disease in humans and also the main cause of death in the Western world, only develops after an intima is formed. The intima is defined as the region of the arterial wall from the endothelial surface to the luminal margin of the media.
This volume considers all aspects of intima formation based on results which had been obtained by studying three different models:
- Spontaneous intima formation;
- Experimentally induced intima formation;
- Latrogeneously induced intima formation.


atherosclerosis blood blood vessel cardiology death intimal hyperplasia restinosis vascular and coronary artery disease vascular surgery

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark M. Kockx
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyAlgemeen Ziekenhuis MiddelheimAntwerpBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-22432-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-22430-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1080-3645
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