Predilection of atherosclerosis for the inner curvature in the femoral artery: A digitized angiography study
1995 (English)In: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, ISSN 1079-5642, E-ISSN 1524-4636, Vol. 15, no 7, 912-917 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The degree of atherosclerosis in the inner and outer curvature of the femoral artery was studied by using digitized angiography and edge-roughness calculations in 301 hyperlipidemic patients. When the two edges of the vessel were compared no significant difference was seen, but when the local curvature was taken into account, inner curves were found to be more atherosclerotic than outer curves, and both inner and outer curves were more affected than straight segments. The same pattern was encountered in subpopulations defined by clinical or blood lipid criteria. The suggested explanation is that flow disturbances such as low shear rates or separated flow, which tend to arise along the inner curvature, promote the development of atherosclerosis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1995. Vol. 15, no 7, 912-917 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-63981PubMedID: 7600123OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-63981DiVA: diva2:390257