To determine whether there is a link between bilirubin
and the composition of atherosclerotic plaques
, Zhu et al. (117; entry 5, Table 1) investigated 85 CAD patients undergoing coronary angiography and intravascular ultrasound analysis. Serum total bilirubin
was positively associated with the presence of fibrous plaques and negatively associated with the presence of lipid plaques, total plaque burden and the remodelling index.