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Porcine models of coronary atherosclerosis and vulnerable plaque for imaging and interventional research

EuroIntervention 2009;5:140-148.

1. Skirball Center for Cardiovascular Research, Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Orangeburg, NY, USA; 2. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; 3. Department of Medicine, University Hospital Bruderholz, Bruderholz, Switzerla

Animal models facilitate our understanding of human disease by providing a controlled environment permitting testing of mechanisms of disease, diagnostic technologies and therapeutic interventions. The ideal anim

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