Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Coronary Atherosclerosis under the Microscope

Coronary artery atherosclerosis is the single largest killer of men and women in the United States and is the primary cause of coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease is where vascular inflammation is present and the vessel walls have a buildup of lipids, cholesterol, calcium and other debris.

Image of coronary atherosclerosis captured with a biological microscope and a CCD microscope camera.