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      Resolution of Lipid-Containing Atherosclerotic Lesions Induced by Injury

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          In previous experiments, injury-induced atherosclerosis has been shown to be associated with the development of fatty streaks. The findings suggested that fatty streaks might represent a stage in healing of intimal injury evolving to fibrous plaques, free of lipid. The present experiment was designed to study the incidence and evolution of these lesions during a 2-week period of lesion retrogression following removal of a catheter placed in the aorta for 1 week. The findings indicate that as fat-containing lesions, either of the thromboatherosclerotic or fatty streak varieties, decreased, the amount of nonlipid-containing fibrous lesions increased.

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          Journal
          JVR
          J Vasc Res
          10.1159/issn.1018-1172
          Journal of Vascular Research
          S. Karger AG
          1018-1172
          1423-0135
          1977
          1977
          18 September 2008
          : 14
          : 4
          : 193-203
          Affiliations
          Departments of Pathology and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.
          Article
          158128 Blood Vessels 1977;14:193–203
          10.1159/000158128
          © 1977 S. Karger AG, Basel

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