- Digital Summit
Presented by: Gerald Lemole, MD
“The Role of Lymphstasis in Atherogenesis” appeared in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery in the March 1981 issue. It examined the significance of lymphatic involvement in arteriosclerosis. Presently, the underlying premise of the original paper is reviewed with its relationship to recent information regarding reverse cholesterol transport.
Since 1981, an increasing number of articles have been published identifying the proteins and peptides that play a critical role in lymphatic clearance of arterial wall cholesterol.
This process, its relationship to the 1981 article, and a concept of arteriosclerosis that explains the scientific merit of the beneficial effects of lifestyle will be presented.