Inflammation in atherosclerosis and implications for therapy Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Inflammation

abstract

  • Atherosclerosis is now understood to be a disease characterized by inflammation that results in a host of complications, including ischemia, acute coronary syndromes (unstable angina pectoris and myocardial infarction), and stroke. Inflammation may be caused by a response to oxidized low-density lipoproteins, chronic infection, or other factors; and markers of this process, such as C-reactive protein, may be useful to predict an increased risk of coronary heart disease. Thus, we believe that inflammatory processes may be potential targets of therapy in preventing or treating atherosclerosis and its complications.

publication date

  • June 15, 2004

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 15198962

Additional Document Info

start page

  • III20

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 109

number

  • 23 SUPPL.