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Fig. 4 | Cardiovascular Diabetology

Fig. 4

From: Intrinsic calcification angle: a novel feature of the vulnerable coronary plaque in patients with type 2 diabetes: an optical coherence tomography study

Fig. 4

Stress on the fibrous cap in dependence of the ICA in a finite elements structural analysis. A higher PCS can be seen in the fibrous cap directly overlying a calcification with a smaller ICA (30°, a) as compared to a calcification with an ICA of 180° (b). Spatial stress distributions are reported in C and D for these two scenarios. ICA intrinsic calcification angle, PCS peak cap stress. In a and b, vessel lumen is shown in white, and a calcification with different morphology is embedded in the vessel wall and contoured with a black line

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