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Atherosclerosis, the underlying condition predisposing cardiovascular events, such as a myocardial infarction or a stroke, is classically considered as the accumulation of lipids in the arterial wall. These days we are aware that this is not a passive process, and that arherosclerotic plaques are the product of a complex interplay of lipids, the endothelium and immune cells. Identifying the dominating process in individual patients may eventually lead to earlier recognition of cardiovascular risk and targeted prevention. Sophie Moens’s aim is to identify subjects who are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but are not recognised or optimally treated by current guidelines. She focused specifically on lipid-lowering and anti-inflammatory treatments.

Event details of Beyond traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease
Date 1 December 2016
Time 10:00 -11:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

S.J.B. Moens: Cardiovascular Disease Beyond Traditional Risk Factors: Balancing Lipids and Inflammation.

Supervisors

Prof. E.S.G. Stroes 

Prof. M. Nieuwdorp

Co-supervisor

Dr G.M. Dallinga-Thie

Agnietenkapel

Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

Entrance

This event is open to the public.