We'll discuss the general process of vascular calcification and some common risk factors for this. How do smooth muscle cells in the blood vessel wall contribute to the process? And what about macrophages? How do statins affect calcification? What about CAC-scores? What would happen if you have a low score and started taking a statin? Which calcified plaques are at highest risk for rupture? Find out in this episode of vlmd rounds.
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