Focusing on inflammation in the treatment of atherosclerosis.

Journal Article (Review)

Modern-day treatment of atherosclerosis has arisen primarily from an understanding of the epidemiology of the disease rather than its pathophysiology, in that risk factors have traditionally been targeted. Now that the pivotal role of inflammation in the process of atherosclerosis is recognized, it is noteworthy to evaluate the effect of modern therapies on this facet of the disease. This article first reviews the role of inflammation in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, and then explores potential mechanisms by which modern-day therapies can modify this inflammation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Call, JT; Deliargyris, EN; Newby, LK

Published Date

  • July 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 194 - 200

PubMed ID

  • 15191631

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1061-5377

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States