A Cardiologist Looks at the Importance of being Able to Quantify the Patient’s Plaque Size

  • J. Bonnet
  • Th. Couffinal
  • V. Tourtoulou
  • D. Benchimol
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 219)


Angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, sudden death, and heart failure following ischemic cardiomyopathy are the main clinically important areas of cardiovascular disease. It is clear that heart attacks are in fact the consequence of coronary atherosclerosis.


Atherosclerotic Plaque Coronary Atherosclerosis Coronary Stenosis Atherosclerotic Process Coronary Arteriography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bonnet
    • 1
  • Th. Couffinal
    • 1
  • V. Tourtoulou
    • 1
  • D. Benchimol
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyUniversity of BordeauxBordeauxFrance

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