Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Pathology of Carotid Atherosclerosis: Histologic Classification and Imaging Correlation; Chapter 2: Cardiovascular Risk in Subjects with Carotid Pathologies; Chapter 3: Neurological Evaluation and Management of Patients with Atherosclerotic Disease; Chapter 4: Pathology of Atherosclerotic Disease; Chapter 5: Stress Analysis on Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques by Fluid Structure Interaction; Chapter 6: Methods in Atherosclerotic Plaque Characterization Using Intravascular Ultrasound Images and Backscattered Signals. Atherosclerosis is a degenerative process affecting blood vessels, which determines narrowing of the lumen, plaque growth, and hardening of the walls. It is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. The focus of this book is on the management of the atherosclerotic disease. The coverage of this book spans from histological presentation of the various stages of atherosclerotic lesions to the earliest studies in atherosclerosis therapy, from advanced clinical diagnosis to monitoring, follow-up, and home-care of the atherosclerotic patient. This book shows well-established diagnostic techniques.