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Traditional and Novel Risk Factors in Atherothrombosis

Edited by Efrain Gaxiola, ISBN 978-953-51-0561-9, 152 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published April 20, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1062
Edited Volume

Atherothrombosis has reached pandemic proportions worldwide. It is the underlying condition that results in events leading to myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke and vascular death. As such, it is the leading cause of death worldwide manifested mainly as cardiovascular/cerebrovascular death. The complex and intimate relationship between atherothrombosis and traditional and novel risk factors is discussed in the following chapters of Traditional and Novel Risk Factors in Atherothrombosis - from basic science to clinical and therapeutic concerns. Beginning with pathology and pathophysiology of atherothrombosis, plaque rupture/disruption, this book continues with molecular, biochemical, inflammatory, cellular aspects and finally analyzes several aspects of clinical pharmacology.