Novel markers of inflammation in atherosclerosis

Salim S. Virani, Venkateshwar R. Polsani, Vijay Nambi

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Inflammation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Understanding the process of inflammation as it pertains to atherosclerosis has provided researchers with multiple opportunities to identify novel markers for use in cardiovascular disease management. This article discusses the inflammatory cascade as it pertains to atherosclerosis and some of the well-studied markers of inflammation. It also discusses the limitations of current risk stratification models and characteristics of a good biomarker.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-170
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Atherosclerosis Reports
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008


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