Regression of Atherosclerosis

  • G. A. Gresham
Conference paper
Part of the Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin book series (VDGINNERE, volume 81)


Fully developed human atherosclerosis is a compound of biological reactions comprising proliferation of cells and fibres, accumulations of lipids mucopolysaccharides and calcium and aggregations and subsequent incorporation of throm bus. Any attempts to reduce the bulk of such lesions must involve a complexity of processes few of which can readily be applied to man. It is nevertheless important to consider the possibility of reducing the occlusive components of atheroma which play such an important role in ischaemic myocardial disease.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Gresham
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Morbid and Anatomy and HistopathologyAddenbrook’s HospitalsCambridgeUK

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