Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archive print banner
Vulnerable Plaques

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.

Glossary

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

Return to Contents
Proceed to Next Section

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care