Special Issue "Atherosclerosis and Vascular Imaging"


A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Michael Henein
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medical and Heart Center, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Website: http://www.umu.se/sok/english/staff-directory/view-person?showAll6=yes&uid=mihe0015&guise=anst2
E-Mail: michael.henein@medicin.umu.se
Phone: +46 90 785 00 00
Fax: +46 90 13 76 33

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in the West, and vascular disease is the most common cardiovascular clinical problem. The disease results in serious morbidity and mortality, and carries economic cost implications. While conventional risk factors are well established, and their biomarkers regularly monitored, patients may continue to suffer subclinical active disease, even in the absence of risk factors, until they present with sudden cardiac death or stroke. Early disease detection using direct imaging has shown to be more accurate in identifying vulnerable patients and unstable plaques than conventional risk factors. This IJMS issue deals with the current opinion concerning the state-of-the-art imaging technologies available for clinical applications and their unique value overĀ  the sole use of conventional risk factor analysis, in identifying vulnerable patients, recommending aggressive treatments, prognosticating, and in assessing related nutritional and environmental issues.

Prof. Michael Henein
Guest Editor


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  • intima media thickness (imt) accuracy in identifying high risk individuals
  • IMT vs conventional risk factors in improving risk stratification
  • carotid plaque characterization
  • coronary calcification for daily risk assessment
  • coronary calcification: a risk or benefit?
  • nutritional influences on cardiovascular calcification
  • environmental influences on cardiovascular calcification
  • MRA for plaque characterization
  • PET/CT use in assessing lipid cores and their clinical relevance
  • vascular imaging for direct treatment delivery
  • vascular calcification challenges in intervention

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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(9), 15734-15740; doi:10.3390/ijms150915734
Received: 31 July 2014; in revised form: 29 August 2014 / Accepted: 1 September 2014 / Published: 4 September 2014
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