Special Issue "Pathomechanisms of Atherosclerosis. Part I"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Prof. Dr. Michael Henein
With the recent globalisation of life style in many parts of the world, atheroscleosis has become a global disease with a significant health threat and economic burden, not only in the West, but now also Asia and Africa. Despite the well documented conventional risk factors for atherosclerosis, little is known about the major differences between geographical regions and whether the effect of those factors remains at a similar level of impact in all nations. This also raises the question about the exact pathomechanism of atherosclerosis and if it is uniform or may have different pathways between continents and countries. Furthermore, whether the pattern of gross pathology, e.g., thickened intima-media, plaque formation, calcification, etc., has become amenable to study and to accurately analyse, is not known; is it nation specific?
This Special Issue of IJMS searches for answers to some of the above-mentioned questions in an attempt to provide cardiology and vascular specialists with some answers that should lead to a better understanding of such a serious universal disease. We look forward to your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Michael Henein
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- Coronary calcification
- Arterial disease
- Pathomechanism of atherosclerosis