Search for dissertations about: "plaque"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 276 swedish dissertations containing the word plaque.

  1. 1. Carotid artery disease plaque features and vulnerability

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Fisnik Jashari; Umeå universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Carotid atherosclerosis; ultrasound; plaque features; echogenicity; calcification; surface plaque irregularities; subclinical atherosclerosis; cerebrovascular symptoms; Cardiology; kardiologi; cardiovascular disease; hjärt- och kärlforskning;

    Abstract : Background: Atherosclerosis is an important cause of stroke. Ultrasound offers the convenience of real-time and detailed assessment of carotid plaque features as well as arterial wall thickening and composition. READ MORE

  2. 2. Detecting the Vulnerable Plaque

    University dissertation from Experimental Cardiovascular Research Unit, Lund University

    Author : Andreas Edsfeldt; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Atherosclerosis; Carotid plaque; Inflammation; Diabetes; LpPLA2; suPAR; Cytokines; Lipids;

    Abstract : Myocardial infarction and stroke, mainly caused by a rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque, are two of the most common causes of mortality and morbidity in the world. Previous studies have pointed out inflammation, driven by inflammatory lipids, as the keystone in the formation of the rupture prone vulnerable plaque. READ MORE

  3. 3. Assessing carotid plaque structure

    University dissertation from Isabel Gonçalves, Wallenberg Lab., entrance 46, floor 1, Malmö University Hospital, S-20502 Malmö, Sweden

    Author : Isabel Goncalves; [2004]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cardiovascular system; Kardiovaskulära systemet; Modified LDL; Antibodies; Lipids; AP-1; Cellularity; Extracellular Matrix; Calcification; Elastin; Stroke; Gray-Scale Median; Echogenicity; Ultrasound; Atherosclerosis; Carotid Plaque;

    Abstract : Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of death and disability in the western world. Its clinical complications include acute myocardial infarction, sudden death and stroke. Thirty to 40 % of all ischemic strokes are caused by a carotid stenosis. READ MORE

  4. 4. Ultrasonic Methods for Quantitative Carotid Plaque Characterization

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Erik Widman; KTH.; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2016]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medicinsk teknologi; Medical Technology; Atherosclerosis; Cardiovascular Disease; Carotid Artery; Elasticity; ex vivo; in vivo; Phantom; Plaque; Polyvinyl Alcohol; Pulse Wave Imaging; Shear Wave Elastography; Speckle Tracking; Stroke; Ultrasound;

    Abstract : Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death worldwide and improved diagnostic methods are needed for early intervention and to select the most suitable treatment for patients. Currently, carotid artery plaque vulnerability is typically determined by visually assessing ultrasound B-mode images, which is influenced by user-subjectivity. READ MORE

  5. 5. Tissue Repair Responses and Integrity of the Atherosclerotic Plaque

    University dissertation from Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

    Author : Sabrina Hsiung; [2020]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; atherosclerosis; diabetes; tissue repair; plaque; interleukin-22; cardiovascular disease; apolipoprotein B-100; shear stress;

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