Atherosclerosis is an important cardiovascular disease in which plaque build up occurs in a vessel. The rupture of the cap that covers the plaque of a coronary artery is the underlying cause of the majority of fatal acute myocardial infarctions and sudden coronary deaths .
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Biomechanical Determinants of Plaque Rupture
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Akyildiz, AC, Speelman, L, Wentzel, J, van der Steen, A, & Gijsen, F. "Biomechanical Determinants of Plaque Rupture." Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Naples, Florida, USA. June 16–19, 2010. pp. 549-550. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2010-19225
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