Identify the term: A type of arteriosclerosis caused by lipids.


Identify the term:

A type of arteriosclerosis caused by lipids.

Coronary artery disease:

A common cause of disability and death, coronary artery disease may ultimately lead to heart failure, dysrhythmias or sudden death. It is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. Arteriosclerosis is the general term used for all types of arterial changes. These changes primarily occur in the small and large arteries and arterioles commonly occurring in individuals over the age of 50.

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The blood vessels elasticity is lost and the walls become thickened and hard. The lumen then gradually narrows and becomes obstructed. This leads to...

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Arteriosclerosis & Atherosclerosis: Risk Factors & Causes


Chapter 8 / Lesson 14

Arteriosclerosis is the condition of the arterial walls where there is a development of thickness and hardening and atherosclerosis is a type of this condition where there is significant plaque buildup. Learn about arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis, the causes of these conditions, the risk factors that come with them—such as coronary heart disease—and the different ways for their diagnosis and treatment.

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