Table 2.

Recommendations for Measurement of Atherosclerotic Lesions

1. Quantification of lesion sizes in tissue sections should be based on multiple sections that account for variable thickness along the artery.
2. It is preferable to measure lesion size in multiple regions. However, because the mechanism of lesion development could be region specific, this is not an absolute requirement.
3. Because lesion development can be region specific, the measurement of lesion size and tissue characteristics must be performed in the same region.
4. Measurement of plasma lipids is required to enable interpretation.