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High shear stress induces a strain increase in human coronary plaques over a 6-month period

EuroIntervention 2011;7:121-127. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV7I1A20

1. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Thoraxcenter, ErasmusMC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 2. Interventional Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, ErasmusMC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 3. Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands, Utrecht, The Nethe

Aims: Atherosclerotic plaques develop in low shear stress regions. In the more advanced phase of the disease, plaques are exposed to altered shear stress levels, which could

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