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Nanomedicine for the prevention, treatment and imaging of atherosclerosis.

Abstract:

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries, with an increasing prevalence due to an aging population. The pathology underpinning CVD is atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory state involving the arterial wall. Accumulation of low density lipoprotein (LDL) laden macrophages in the arterial wall and their subsequent transformation into foam cells lead to atherosclerotic plaque formation. Progression of atherosclerotic lesions may gradual...

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Psarros, C More by this author
Margaritis, M More by this author
Antoniades, C More by this author
Journal:
Maturitas
Volume:
73
Issue:
1
Pages:
52-60
Publication date:
2012-09-05
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EISSN:
1873-4111
ISSN:
0378-5122
URN:
uuid:195817a3-061e-4238-991f-9167efa2a8a5
Source identifiers:
246269
Local pid:
pubs:246269

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