Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in postmenopausal women, and symptoms of ischemic heart disease (IHD) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are often overlooked. With the loss of estrogen production collagen stability is affected with potential of an increased risk of unstable plaques in coronary vessels. Collagen type I, a major component of the cardiac extracellular matrix (ECM), is cleaved by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and known to be active remodeled in CVD.
|Journal||European Heart Journal|
|Issue number||Suppl. 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||ESC Congress 2017: 40 Years of PCI - Barcelona, Spain|
Duration: 26 Aug 2017 → 30 Aug 2017
|Conference||ESC Congress 2017|
|Period||26/08/2017 → 30/08/2017|