Atherosclerosis, inflammation, genetics, and stem cells: 2012 update

Current Atherosclerosis Reports, 04/09/2012

Although such findings do not contradict the fact that atherosclerosis is triggered and exacerbated by elevated lipids, atherosclerosis new genes suggest that the mechanism responsible for the development of arterial lesions is more complex than a simple response to injury, where injury is necessary, but perhaps not sufficient, for disease progression.

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