To send content items to your account,
please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.
Find out more about sending content to .
To send content items to your Kindle, first ensure email@example.com
is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings
on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part
of your Kindle email address below.
Find out more about sending to your Kindle.
Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations.
‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi.
‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.
Atherosclerosis, regardless of the arterial location, shares common features of intimal smooth muscle cells, inflammation, thrombosis, and extracellular accumulation of matrix, lipid, and calcification. This chapter characterizes atherosclerotic carotid disease in light of our knowledge of coronary atherosclerosis, and relates carotid plaque morphology to cerebral ischemic syndromes with special focus on features of plaque instability. It is difficult to correlate carotid, aortic and cerebrovascular plaque morphology at autopsy, for technical reasons. High flow rates and the shear forces caused by the bifurcation of the common carotid artery into the internal and external carotids result in unique features of carotid plaque morphology as compared to the coronary circulation. The reduction of stroke risk after carotid endarterectomy is attributed to removal of the cerebral embolic source in most patients. The chapter also provides a comparison of the histomorphometric features of unstable coronary and carotid atherosclerotic plaques.
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this to your organisation's collection.