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Inflammatory Atherosclerosis

Characteristics of the Injurious Agent

, MD.

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Sacramento (CA): Heart Research Foundation; .
ISBN-10: 0-9724816-0-5


Broadly speaking, the cause or the etiologic agent responsible for producing atherosclerosis remains unknown. The most widely accepted theory is “Response-to-Injury,” but the initiating injurious agent has yet to be identified. Until the injurious agent is identified, we must treat the symptoms and manifestations produced by the injurious agent rather than the agent itself...a poor bargain for the clinician.

This book attempts to show the nature and characteristics of the injurious agent through study of the gross and microscopic changes taking place in the coronary arteries of patients with and without clinical coronary disease. The specific injurious agent(s) may be unknown, but we can characterize the agent(s) to gain a deeper understanding of the processes involved.


Medical knowledge is constantly changing. As new information becomes available, changes in treatment, procedures, equipment and the use of drugs become necessary. The author and the publishers have, as far as it is possible, taken care to ensure that the information given in this text is accurate and up-to-date. However, readers are strongly advised to confirm that the information, especially with regard to drug usage, complies with the latest legislation and standards of practice.

Copyright © 2002, Richard J Frink.
Bookshelf ID: NBK2025


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