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Infectious agents in coronary atheromas: a possible role in the pathogenesis of plaque rupture and acute myocardial infarction
Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
In this review we report our recent findings of histopathological features of plaque instability and the association with Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) and Chlamydia pneumoniae (CP) infection, studying thrombosed coronary artery segments (CAS) of patients who died due to acute myocardial infarction. Vulnerable plaques are known to be associated with fat atheromas and inflammation of the plaque. Here we demonstrated that vulnerability is also related with focal positive vessel remodeling thatdoi:10.1590/s0036-46652002000400007 pmid:12219114 fatcat:26tzswsp2ncbljvik7rmgmhmme