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Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis: The causes, consequences, and remedy. 03/18/2013 Biol 2401-C04 Md Ismail Hossain Indroduction Atherosclerosis: After cancer, heart disease is the second cause of death in the world. One of the prominent causes of heart disease is atherosclerosis. In general, atherosclerosis means the narrowing of blood vessel which ultimately hinders the blood flow through the vessel. Various substances accumulate on the inner wall of blood vessel and with time the blood vessel start to lose...

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Atherosclerosis

 Atherosclerosis By: Fotiny Diamantis Clinical Dental Hygiene II - DDH250 Ms. Oddo / Ms Foreign February 5, 2014 Abstract Today one of the most fatal heart conditions that has developed would be atherosclerosis. atherosclerosis is usually the cause of myocardial infarctions, angina pectoris, and peripheral vascular disease. The statement in WebMD, What is Athersclerosis, by Dr. James Beckerman states that cardiovascular disease is the number one...

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Atherosclerosis 9

Atherosclerosis is a disease affecting the arterial blood vessel and 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. Theses plaques begin to form when a vessel receives tiny injuries, usually at a point of branching. In turn these plaques gradually thicken and harden with fibrous material, cells, and other deposits, restricting the lumen (opening) of the vessel and reducing blood flow to the tissues,...

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Atherosclerosis - 1

Atherosclerosis Michael Oliveira BS-104-A&P II-MW1 12/01/2012 According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up mainly inside the medium to large elastic and muscular arteries that carry oxygenated blood to the heart and other areas of the body. Over time, plaque, made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances, hardens and narrows the arteries limiting the flow of oxygen to organs and other parts of the body. This...

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Atherosclerosis: a Vascular Disease

What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis (or arteriosclerotic vascular disease) is a condition where the arteries become narrowed and hardened due to an excessive build up of plaque around the artery wall. The disease disrupts the flow of blood around the body, posing serious cardiovascular complications. narrowed and hardened due to an excessive build up of plaque around...

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Atherosclerosis

1. Atherosclerosis is a disease of large and medium-sized muscular arteries Characteristics:  endothelial dysfunction  vascular inflammation  buildup of lipids, cholesterol, calcium and cellular debris within the intima of the blood vessel wall.  The build up results in atheroma (plaque formation). It is a fatty deposit in the intima of an artery, resulting from atherosclerosis. Atheroma/Plaque is made up of:  fatty substances  Cholesterol  Waste products from cells  Calcium ...

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coronary heart disease and vitamin E

death in the adult population in the United States. The primary cause of heart disease is coronary artery atherosclerosis, which is the build- up of plaque in the artery walls. This plaque is the result of the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Over time, this plaque can significantly slow or even prevent the flow of blood to the heart. It is believed that the development of atherosclerosis is a result of an abundance of free radicals in our bodies. These free radicals are introduced to our systems...

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Cellulose, Starch, Glycogen, Prion Disease and Cholesterol

cause atherosclerosis to a person. Atherosclerosis is the hardening of arteries which is caused by the deposited plaque, a hard substance, on the artery walls. It is usually a slow process that gets worse as a person gets older. The organ system most affected by high cholesterol is the circulatory system, or the blood vessels. When atherosclerosis affects the coronary arteries it will cause coronary artery disease, which puts a person at risk for having a heart attack. When atherosclerosis affects...

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Heart Attack

reduced or stopped. The reduction or stoppage happens when one or more of the coronary arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle are blocked. This is usually caused by the buildup of plaque (deposits of fat-like substances), a process called atherosclerosis. The plaque can eventually burst; tear or rupture, creating a "snag" where a blood clot forms and blocks the artery. This leads to a heart attack. If the blood supply is cut off for more than a few minutes, muscle cells suffer permanent injury...

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Lipids

disease. LDL deposits cholesterol on the artery walls, causing a hard thick substance called plaque. Over time the plaque causes thickening of the walls and narrowing of the arteries which is a process called atherosclerosis. HDL is the “good” cholesterol because it particles percent atherosclerosis by extracting cholesterol from the artery walls and disposing them through the liver. The liver is the primary organ that produces cholesterol in the body, a small amount is made by the lining of the small...

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