Coronary atherosclerotic plaques are frequently focal lesions that have variable rates of progression. Wall shear stresses (WSS) create a number of responses in endothelial cells that can lead to the localization and progression of these lesions, and in vivo coronary segments with low WSS have been found to develop greater plaque progression than segments of higher WSS.
Volume Subject Area:Atherosclerosis
This content is only available via PDF.
Copyright © 2013 by ASME