Text provides information on 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. Characterized by agents to gain a deeper understanding of the processes involved. Includes high-quality color photographs.
1. The Beginnings. A Multicentric Disease
2. The Smooth Muscle Cell. The Pivot in Atherosclerosis
3. Inflammation. A Sign of Active Disease
4. Atheromas Are Caseous Abscesses
5. Calcification: A Physiologic Defense
6. Adventitia The Ultimate Defense
7. Surface Erosions
8. Blind Pockets and False Channels
9. Thrombosis and the Injurious Agent
10. Chronic Ulcerated Plaques
11. What Is the Injurious Agent?
12. The Toxic Atheroma
13. Plaque Toxins and Clinical Coronary Syndromes