Atherosclerosis: A Moving Target Key Note Presentation

  • Henry C. McGillJr.
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 219)


It is gratifying the see the effort and attention given here to the issue of evaluating atherosclerotic lesions, especially atherosclerosis in living persons. Pathologists who have examined the arteries of autopsied persons for many years have longed for the opportunity to observe the movement of the process. In attempts to describe that movement, we have had to reconstruct the process by measuring various qualities of the lesions in large numbers of autopsied persons, and arranging the values in age sequence.


Smooth Muscle Cell Atherosclerotic Lesion Fatty Streak Advanced Lesion Fibrous Plaque 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry C. McGillJr.
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  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Texas Health Science Center and the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical ResearchSan AntonioUSA

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