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Vulnerable Plaques

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ACE: Angiotensin converting enzyme

ACS: Acute coronary syndrome

AMI: Acute myocardial infarction

CAD: Coronary artery disease

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CT: Computed tomography

CVD: Cardiovascular disease

IVUS: Intravenous ultrasound

MI: Myocardial infarction

MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging

OCT: Optical coherence tomography

PTCA: Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

US: Ultrasound

VP: Vulnerable plaque

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