Encrustation and atherosclerosis: the analogy between early in vivo lesions and deposits which occur in extracorporeal circulations.

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Journal Article

A study was made of the relation between the pattern and topography of thrombus formation in models of various vessel configurations coupled into extracorporeal shunts in swine and the development of atherosclerosis at corresponding sites on swine aortas. The pattern and distribution of deposits formed in the models were strikingly similar to the pattern and distribution of incipient atherosclerosis at comparable sites in the vascular tree. The earliest and only consistent component of the flow chamber deposits was the blood platelet. The platelet deposits would frequently stain with oil red O. The cholesterol level of washed human platelets was found to show a good correlation with that in the plasma. This evidence suggests that deposition of particulate matter (chiefly platelets), largely determined by the hydraulic factors, may be an important factor in the early, as well as later, stages of atherosclerosis.

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Cited Authors

  • MURPHY, EA; ROWSELL, HC; DOWNIE, HG; ROBINSON, GA; MUSTARD, JF

Published Date

  • August 1, 1962

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 /

Start / End Page

  • 259 - 274

PubMed ID

  • 14477412

Pubmed Central ID

  • 14477412

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-4409

Language

  • eng