Platelets enter atherosclerotic plaque via intraplaque microvascular leakage and intraplaque hemorrhage: A histopathological study in carotid plaques

Atherosclerosis, 05/25/2012

Due to their short life span, platelets reflect recent bleeding. It can be hypothesized that platelets might serve as a marker for leaky microvessels inside atherosclerotic plaques that are at risk for development, or progression of plaque hemorrhage.

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