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NGC - Expert consensus document on the use of antiplatelet agents. The task force on the use of antiplatelet agents in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease of the European Society of Cardiology. (2004)
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Diagnosis and prevention of atherosclerotic cerebral infarction. (CNS Spectr. 2005) "Atherosclerotic disease accounts for approximately 25% of ischemic strokes. Atherosclerotic stroke is caused mainly by embolic events from the carotid artery bifurcation or the aortic arch, although intracranial thrombosis can occur, more often in African Americans, Asians, and diabetes patients."
Inflammation may be a bridge connecting hypertension and atherosclerosis. (Med Hypotheses. 2005) "Pathogenesis of the atherosclerotic process is deemed as multi-factorial, and characterized by chronic inflammatory response. Although hypertension is known to be one of the most important risk factors for atherosclerosis in causasians, its relative contribution to early atherosclerosis are still unknown. ÄBased on those increasing evidence, we hypothesize that inflammation may be a bridge connecting hypertension and atherosclerosis."