atheroma

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a fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery

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At the same time, many atheromatous plaques were found in the aortic lumens by morphologic inspection, indicating that the atherosclerosis model was definitive and successful.
i) Local expression: numerous studies report the presence of mCRP mRNA in various extrahepatic tissues, including adipocytes, smooth muscle cells, and inflammatory cells within atheromatous plaques.
Identification of pathogens in atheromatous plaques.
However, due to additional positive effects observed in these patients, many chelation therapists claim that EDTA is capable of removing calcium from atheromatous plaques in the circulatory system.
Smoking cigarettes is the most prevalent risk factor, which has well known detrimental effects on atheromatous plaque formation in this age group (1).
As foam cells coalesce, they form fatty streaks and, ultimately, atheromatous plaque.
Finally, blood vessel walls may become weakened, often, but not exclusively, by an atheromatous plaque, leading to the formation of a sac-like protrusion of the vessel wall (Figure 5).
Regardless of the thrombotic risk, it would seem likely that the lipid abnormalities often seen with protease inhibitor-based therapy, would increase the risk of atheromatous plaque formation, also narrowing arterial supply to the penis.
The condition can be caused by atheromatous plaque microemboli (microscopic pieces of cholesterol-laden plaque) that break off and block the tiny blood vessels in the toes, trapping blood in the toes, leading to the purplish color.
The Committee suggested the inhalations of particles found in the air causes chemical reactions in the body to take place which increase the likelihood of blood to clot and/or atheromatous plaque to rupture, leading to a heart attack.
In the present case, this appears to be a possible mechanism in which myocardial lesions corresponded to acute occlusion of left anterior descending artery perhaps favored by presence of an atheromatous plaque.
The goal of carotid endarterectomy is to prevent embolization and distal occlusion by removing atheromatous plaque located extracranially.
It contains starch, unsaturated fatty acids and other natural compounds, including 10 that contain HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, which reduce circulating LDL (often referred to as "bad") cholesterol, a substance that contributes to the formation of atheromatous plaque in blood vessels.
Artery-to-artery emboli frequently result from detachment of thrombi from the internal carotid artery at the site of an ulcerated atheromatous plaque.
Frequently the aorta contains atheromatous plaque and the valve can be densely calcified.