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Pulse pressure is independently associated with carotid plaque ulceration.

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BACKGROUND: Plaque rupture is the principal cause of acute coronary ischaemia, and unstable carotid plaques are associated with a high risk of ischaemic stroke. Carotid plaque ulceration also predicts acute coronary events, suggesting that systemic factors may determine plaque instability. One potentially important factor is pulse pressure. There is indirect evidence that cyclical haemodynamic forces affect plaque stability, and pulse pressure is a strong predictor of coronary events. OBJECT...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of hypertension More from this journal
Volume:
21
Issue:
9
Pages:
1669-1676
Publication date:
2003-09-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-5598
ISSN:
0263-6352
Language:
English
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pubs:118987
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uuid:cc2c63d1-9adb-4a0a-884e-44c6c5b50c26
Local pid:
pubs:118987
Source identifiers:
118987
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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