Saturday 22 November 2003
UI:254 - Atherosclerosis - recanalization
UI:390 - Atherosclerosis with fatty streak
UI:614 - Atherosclerosis: Cholesterol clefts
UI:677 - Atherosclerosis: Cholesterol clefts and dystrophic calcifiction
UI:716: Thrombus on Atherosclerotic plaque
Definition: Atherosclerosis is a ’narrowing’ or hardening of the arteries by fibrosis of the vascular wall caused by atheroma.
Itis a pathological process that involves the progressive expansion of lesions (plaques) that reduce blood flow in arteries.
Atherosclerosis is a condition in which an artery wall thickens as a result of the accumulation of fatty materials such as cholesterol.
It is a syndrome affecting arterial blood vessels, a chronic inflammatory response in the walls of arteries, caused largely by the accumulation of macrophage white blood cells and promoted by low-density lipoproteins (LDL, plasma proteins that carry cholesterol and triglycerides) without adequate removal of fats and cholesterol from the macrophages by functional high-density lipoproteins (HDL), (see apoA-1 Milano).
It is commonly referred to as a hardening or furring of the arteries. It is caused by the formation of multiple plaques within the arteries.
arteriosclerosis (also known as arteriosclerotic vascular disease or ASVD)
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