Intravascular ultrasound in peripheral vessels
Atherosclerosis is the principal cause of death in western civilization, with high morbidity and mortality rates. This common vascular disease represents a series of cellular changes in the arterial wall resulting in the growth of an atheromatous plaque with encroachment on the media and significant reduction of the lumen. It is a challenge for medical practitioners and researchers to fully understand the complex etiology of atherosclerosis. To arrest the atherosclerotic process, to stimulate regression of the vascular lesion, or to treat symptoms, a variety of vascular treatments, both medical and surgical, have been and are still being developed. In all cases an eminent need exists to correctly diagnose the extent and severity of disease and the effects of therapy.
|Publisher||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
|Promotor||Gussenhoven, E.J. (Elma) , Urk, H. van (Hero)|
|Sponsor||Netherlands Heart Foundation, Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands (ICIN)|
|Keywords||arteriosclerose, cardiology, medical technology, ultrasound|
The, S.H.K.. (1995, January 18). Intravascular ultrasound in peripheral vessels. Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/21448