Hoe kunnen we de detectie en behandeling van vasculaire inflammatie ter voorkoming of behandeling van atherosclerose verbeteren?

How can we improve detection and treatment of vascular inflammation to prevent or treat atherosclerosis? Cardiovascular disease, presenting acutely as stroke, myocardial infarction and/or heart failure, is still the most important cause of morbidity and mortality globally, despite major advances in acute management of ischemic events and treatment of atherosclerosis. To reverse this chronic process and to prevent acute events resulting from plaque rupture and atherothrombosis, is still a major challenge. New insights in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, in particular the role of inflammation, provides potential new targets for therapy