Atherosclerosis is a common form of arterial disease in which lipid deposition forms a plaque Plaque Primary Skin Lesions in the blood vessel walls. Atherosclerosis is an incurable disease, for which there are clearly defined risk factors that often can be reduced through a change in lifestyle and behavior of the patient. Atherosclerosis manifests itself as vessel stenosis Stenosis Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) and a source of thromboembolic disease. The clinical manifestations depend on the specific vessels affected and include most notably coronary artery Coronary Artery Truncus Arteriosus disease, carotid disease, and peripheral vascular disease. Atherosclerosis is the most common primary disease of the arterial vascular system and is responsible for coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease (CHD), or ischemic heart disease, describes a situation in which an inadequate supply of blood to the myocardium exists due to a stenosis of the coronary arteries, typically from atherosclerosis. Coronary Heart Disease, the leading cause of death worldwide.
Last updated: Oct 24, 2022
Electrocardiography Electrocardiography Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the heart as projected onto various sites on the body’s surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a cathode ray tube display. Electrocardiogram (ECG) (for findings of cardiac ischemia Ischemia A hypoperfusion of the blood through an organ or tissue caused by a pathologic constriction or obstruction of its blood vessels, or an absence of blood circulation. Ischemic Cell Damage):
The following diseases are consequences of atherosclerosis:
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