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Jansen, K. (author), Van Soest, G. (author), Van der Steen, A.F.W. (author)
The vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque is believed to be at the root of the majority of acute coronary events. Even though the exact origins of plaque vulnerability remain elusive, the thin-cap fibroatheroma, characterized by a lipid-rich necrotic core covered by a thin fibrous cap, is considered to be the most prominent type of vulnerable plaque...
journal article 2014
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Jansen, K. (author), Van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), Wu, M. (author), Van Beusekom, H.M.M. (author), Springeling, G. (author), Li, X. (author), Zhou, Q. (author), Shung, K.K. (author), De Kleijn, D.P.V. (author), Van Soest, G. (author)
The natural history of atherosclerosis is marked by changes in the lipid biochemistry in the diseased arterial wall. As lesions become more vulnerable, different cholesterol species accumulate in the plaque. Understanding unstable atherosclerosis as a pharmacological and interventional therapeutic target requires chemically specific imaging of...
journal article 2014
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Jansen, K. (author), Wu, M. (author), Van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), Van Soest, G. (author)
The presence of lipids in atherosclerotic coronary lesions is an important determinant of their potential to trigger acute coronary events. Spectroscopic intravascular photoacoustic imaging (sIVPA) has the potential to automatically detect lipids in atherosclerotic lesions. For realtime in vivo imaging, limiting the number of excitation...
journal article 2013