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Andreas Edsfeltdt

Andreas Edsfeldt

Associate professor

Andreas Edsfeltdt

Evidence for altered inflammatory and repair responses in symptomatic carotid plaques from elderly patients.

Author

  • Helena Grufman
  • Alexandru Schiopu
  • Andreas Edsfeldt
  • Harry Björkbacka
  • Mihaela Nitulescu
  • Marie MN Nilsson
  • Ana Persson
  • Jan Nilsson
  • Isabel Goncalves

Summary, in English

Most acute cardiovascular events are caused by rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque. The incidence of cardiovascular events increases with age and inflammation is generally considered to be the main cause of increased plaque vulnerability. However, the relationship between age and plaque inflammation has not yet been fully clarified. The aim of our study was to determine if age-dependent plaque vulnerability is associated with increased plaque inflammation.

Department/s

  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis
  • EXODIAB: Excellence of Diabetes Research in Sweden
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health

Publishing year

2014

Language

English

Pages

177-182

Publication/Series

Atherosclerosis

Volume

237

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Status

Published

Research group

  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1879-1484