Yellow plaque linked to outcome
This article was originally published in Clinica
Yellow plaque in coronary arteries is linked to poor outcome, says a team from Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Writing in Circulation (June), Dr Richard Nesto says patients with yellow plaque that has rough edges and evidence of blood clotting are eight times more likely to have a heart attack or need reintervention within 24 hours of angioplasty.
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