The work described in this thesis focused on advanced carotid atherosclerotic plaques and aimed at investigating two characteristics of plaque pathology that might be indicative of plaque vulnerability. 1. the distributed wall shear stress (WSS) patterns over the plaque and 2. the spatial distribution of lipids in the plaque.

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A.F.W. van der Steen (Ton) , K. van der Heiden (Kim) , F.J.H. Gijsen (Frank)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Department of Cardiology

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