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Regression of Swine Atherosclerosis: Susceptibilities of Various Lesion Features

  • Assaad S. Daoud
  • Katherine E. Fritz
  • John Jarmolych
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 168)

Abstract

Atherosclerosis, with its accompanying complications, is an only too common disease of man, especially in the Western World. Since it is prevalent, to some degree, in the coronary arteries of most males, even those of fairly young age, as well as those of many females, especially those over 50 years of age, any hope of successful treatment must be based, to a large degree, on the possibility that existing lesions can be made to regress under an appropriate regimen. Over the years the questions: will pre-established atherosclerotic lesions regress; and if so, which type(s) and/or stage(s) and under what circumstances? have been addressed by many investigators. Some have studied the lesions in man, while others have approached the problem by experimental procedures involving a variety of species.

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Atherosclerotic Lesion Foam Cell Serum Cholesterol Level Sequential Study Regression Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Assaad S. Daoud
    • 1
  • Katherine E. Fritz
    • 1
  • John Jarmolych
    • 1
  1. 1.Veterans Administration Medical CenterAlbanyUSA

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