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Inflammation as a critical component of atherosclerosis

Event: ESC Congress 2018
Topic: Vascular Diseases
Session type: Advances in Science
Date: 27 August 2018
Time: 14:30 - 15:45

Congress Session

5 presentations in this session

Inflammation as a critical component of atherosclerosis - State of the art

Speaker: Professor P. Libby (Boston, US)
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The incretin hormone GIP is upregulated in patients with atherosclerosis and stabilizes plaques in ApoE-/- mice by blocking proinflammatory signaling in macrophages

Speaker: Mr R. Mertens (Aachen, DE)
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Activation of canonical proinflammatory pathways in smooth muscle cells exerts paradoxical atheroprotective effects

Speaker: Doctor K. Stark (Munich, DE)
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Stat4 deficiency exacerbates atherosclerosis through promoting foam cell formation via pi3k/akt/nfkb/mir-9/acat1 pathway in ApoE-/- mice

Speaker: Doctor L. Xu (Shanghai, CN)
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Inflammation and the vulnerable plaque.

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4 speakers from this session

Professor Peter Libby

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston (United States of America)
32 presentations
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Mr Robert Werner Mertens

RWTH University Hospital Aachen, Aachen (Germany)
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Doctor Konstantin Stark

Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich (Germany)
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Doctor Lili Xu

Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai (China)
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