Human Studies of Progression and Regression

  • William P. NewmanIII
  • Colin J. Schwartz


The importance of atherosclerosis is directly related to its disease-producing potential. Abundant evidence exists that the arterial lesions of atherosclerosis are pathogenetically related to coronary artery occlusion and myocardial infarction, cerebral infarction, and ischemic damage to other organs. Some uncertainty exists about the interrelationships of the different steps of the atherosclerotic process--which are known to begin in childhood but which do not become clinically manifest until later life.


Atherosclerotic Lesion Fatty Streak Calcify Lesion Coronary Heart Disease Death Aortic Atherosclerosis 
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  • William P. NewmanIII
  • Colin J. Schwartz

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