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Build up in the inner lining of an artery
Post Date: 8th Sep, 2005 - 2:25pm / Post ID: #


What is your knowledge of the human disease called, 'Atherosclerosis'?

Atherosclerosis (ath"er-o-skleh-RO'sis) comes from the Greek words athero (meaning gruel or paste) and sclerosis (hardness). It's the name of the process in which deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium and other substances build up in the inner lining of an artery. This buildup is called plaque. It usually affects large and medium-sized arteries. Some hardening of arteries often occurs when people grow older.

Plaques can grow large enough to significantly reduce the blood's flow through an artery. But most of the damage occurs when they become fragile and rupture. Plaques that rupture cause blood clots to form that can block blood flow or break off and travel to another part of the body. If either happens and blocks a blood vessel that feeds the heart, it causes a heart attack. If it blocks a blood vessel that feeds the brain, it causes a stroke. And if blood supply to the arms or legs is reduced, it can cause difficulty walking and eventually gangrene.


Post Date: 6th Oct, 2005 - 11:53pm / Post ID: #

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One of the nastiest side effects of this disease is the lose of limbs due to gangrene. When a blood vessel ruptures in the leg and goes unchecked, it causes a loss of blood flow and the leg dies from not getting blood. The leg dies, turns green and then black and has to be cut off. This is one cardio disease has to be watched constantly.

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Assessing heart disease risk is within arm's reach

Researchers may have just discovered a potential new method to diagnose and monitor atherosclerosis: the radial artery. Ref. Source 3n.

Post Date: 9th Jun, 2017 - 2:32am / Post ID: #

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Running multiple marathons does not increase risk of atherosclerosis. The health of blood vessels depends solely on age, suggests new research. The new study aimed to find out whether running itself could induce the early development of atherosclerosis. Source 7s.

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Skipping breakfast associated with hardening of the arteries. Skipping breakfast is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, or the hardening and narrowing of arteries due to a build-up of plaque, according to research. Source 2l.

Post Date: 7th Apr, 2018 - 9:27pm / Post ID: #

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New actors identified in atherosclerosis. Stroke and heart attack are the leading cause of death in the Western world. Scientists have now used a special technique to get a clearer picture of the cells involved and their activity. Source 3b.

Post Date: 7th May, 2018 - 7:44am / Post ID: #

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Gut microbiome plays an important role in atherosclerosis. Researchers have shown a novel relationship between the intestinal microbiome and atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke. This was measured as the burden of plaque in the carotid arteries. Source 9r.

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