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  Atheroma - Patient UK
Atheroma is the root cause of various cardiovascular diseases.such as angina, heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
Atheroma is also known as 'atherosclerosis' and 'hardening of the arteries'.
Atheroma is the root cause of a number of cardiovascular diseases.
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc/27001113   (618 words)

  
  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Atheroma
In pathology, an atheroma (plural: atheromata) is an accumulation and swelling (-oma) in artery walls that is made up of cells, or cell debris, that contain lipids (cholesterol and fatty acids), calcium and a variable amount of fibrous connective tissue.
Atheroma continue to be the number one underlying basis for disability and death, despite a trend for gradual improvement since the early 1960s (adjusted for patient age).
However, the atheroma have to be advanced enough to have relatively large areas of calcification within them to create large enough regions of ~130 Hounsfield units which the CT scanner software can recognize as distinct from the other surrounding tissues.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Atheroma   (2842 words)

  
 Blood pressure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Higher pressures increase heart workload and progression of unhealthy tissue growth (atheroma) that develops within the walls of arteries.
The higher the pressure, the more stress that is present and the more atheroma tend to progress and the heart muscle tends to thicken, enlarge and become weaker over time.
Persistent hypertension is one of the risk factors for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure, arterial aneurysms, and is the second leading cause of chronic renal failure after diabetes mellitus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blood_pressure   (2885 words)

  
 Comparison Between Phytoestrogens and Estradiol in the Prevention of Atheroma in Ovariectomized Cholesterol-Fed Rabbits ...
Atheroma formation was measured by, first, calculation of the area of atheroma on the intimal surface, and, second, measuring the cholesterol content in the aorta.
Atheroma formation was measured by, first, calculation of the area of atheroma on the intimal surface of each aorta using a self- organizing map neural network and, second, measuring the cholesterol content in the aorta using gas liquid chromatography.
In a study comparing soy protein and soy phytoestrogens in the prevention of atheroma formation in male cynomolgus monkeys, Anthony and colleagues20 found a beneficial effect of soy protein that was mediated primarily through the phytoestrogen component.
www.redorbit.com /news/health/763639/comparison_between_phytoestrogens_and_estradiol_in_the_prevention_of_atheroma/index.html?source=r_health   (3589 words)

  
 Definition of atheroma - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
New Latin atheromat-, atheroma, from Latin, a tumor containing matter resembling gruel, from Greek athērōma, from athēra gruel
Learn more about "atheroma" and related topics at Britannica.com
See a map of "atheroma" in the Visual Thesaurus
www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=atheroma   (62 words)

  
 Atheroma: Patient guide
Atheroma is the root cause of various cardiovascular diseases.such as angina, heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
Atheroma is also known as 'atherosclerosis' and 'hardening of the arteries'.
Atheroma is the root cause of a number of cardiovascular diseases.
www.privatehealth.co.uk /diseases/heart-disease/atheroma   (545 words)

  
 Resveratrol-Quercetin article by James South
The so-called "fatty/cholesterol plague" that can occlude arteries is called "atheroma"; the gradual development of atheroma in heart arteries is referred to as "coronary atherogenesis"; and the chief culprit in the process of atherogenesis is alleged to be cholesterol/saturated fat.
In 1968 Strong et al reported on a world-wide study showing that atheroma is as prevalent among women as it is among men, and further, that all populations of the world suffer from atheroma to about the same degree, even among populations such as the Bantus, who are known to suffer little from MI.
Thus, the partially occluded [by atheroma] artery is easily blocked by thrombi formed mostly from aggregated blood cells that rapidly aggregate and clump in response to specific stimuli.'(15).
www.smartnutrition.info /JamesSouth-Resveratrol.htm   (3736 words)

  
 Resveratrol-Quercetin article by James South
The so-called "fatty/cholesterol plague" that can occlude arteries is called "atheroma"; the gradual development of atheroma in heart arteries is referred to as "coronary atherogenesis"; and the chief culprit in the process of atherogenesis is alleged to be cholesterol/saturated fat.
In 1968 Strong et al reported on a world-wide study showing that atheroma is as prevalent among women as it is among men, and further, that all populations of the world suffer from atheroma to about the same degree, even among populations such as the Bantus, who are known to suffer little from MI.
Thus, the partially occluded [by atheroma] artery is easily blocked by thrombi formed mostly from aggregated blood cells that rapidly aggregate and clump in response to specific stimuli.'(15).
www.angelfire.com /pro/flavin/service29.html   (3746 words)

  
 AANOS, Fathie Shunt
The surgical approach to the removal of the atheroma, called an endarterectomy, has not been consistently successful because long standing closure of the internal and common carotid artery presents a surgical hazard in resulting brain damage.
If there is any atheroma observed at the center portion of the artery, it is removed and the rest of the atherosclerosis left alone.
After removing the atheroma, a heparin solution is applied to the arterial region and the area is irrigated with sterile, normal saline.
www.aanos.org /edctn_fathie_shunt.htm   (1556 words)

  
 Texas Heart Institute Journal - High-Grade Atherosclerosis of the Aorta
The distal part of the atheroma was freely mobile and was attached to the main atheromatous mass by a narrow stalk (Fig.
The distal part of the atheroma was freely mobile and was attached to the main atheromatous mass by a narrow stalk.
The presence of mobile components or ulceration and the absence of calcification in the atheroma are also associated with a higher risk of thromboembolism.
www.tmc.edu /thi/siddi291.html   (1097 words)

  
 Stroke Survivors of Ottawa (Canada) Stroke Recovery and Stroke Management   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Associated with atherosclerosis, atheroma has the effect of narrowing the lumen (channel) of the artery, thus restricting blood flow.
The risk of ischemic stroke mainly has been related to the thickness of the atheroma, with 4 mm or 5 mm most commonly used in the literature as a threshold of increased risk.
The complexity of the atheroma (the presence of ulcerations on its luminal surface or of mobile components) has been considered as a potential cofactor in further enhancing stroke risk, but its separate impact on stroke risk has begun to be recognized only recently.
www.strokesurvivors.ca /index.php?nav=atheromas   (380 words)

  
 Cholesterol Disorders Center --- HealthandAge
The most important measurement made was the change in the percentage volume of atheroma (the deposits of waxy material in the walls of the coronary arteries that occurs in atherosclerosis) after 5 weeks' therapy.
After the 5-week experimental treatment, the percentage volume of atheroma had increased a little (0.14%) in the placebo group, and was considerable decreased (-1.06%) in the low- and high-dose treatment groups, when their results were combined.
The average thickness of atheroma was reduced by 0.042 mm with the treatment, and the average volume of atheroma by 14 cubic mm, compared with virtually no changes in the placebo patients.
www.burtonsys.com /like_drano_for_the_arteries.htm   (840 words)

  
 It's Not Just Lipoprotein Density - Particle Size is Important (2) --- HealthandAge
Secondary variables were changes in the mean thickness of the atheroma at its widest part, and the total volume of atheroma in a given length of artery.
After the 5-week experimental treatment, the percentage volume of atheroma had increased a little (0.14%) in the placebo group, and was considerable decreased (-0.06%) in the low- and high-dose treatment groups (results combined).
The mean thickness of atheroma was reduced by 0.042 mm with the Apo-I Milano complex therapy, and the mean volume of atheroma by 14 cubic mm, compared with virtually no changes in the placebo patients.
www.healthandage.com /PHome/gm=20!gid2=2757   (664 words)

  
 ASTEROID- evaluating the effect of Rosuvastatin on IVUS-derived coronary atheroma burden
ASTEROID- evaluating the effect of Rosuvastatin on IVUS-derived coronary atheroma burden
A Study To Evaluate the effect of Rosuvastatin On Intravascular ultrasound-Derived coronary atheroma burden
This site is intended for an international audience of healthcare professionals, providing information on the ASTEROID study.
www.asteroid-study.info /ncm.aspx   (165 words)

  
 Core aldehydes of alkyl glycerophosphocholines in atheroma induce platelet aggregation and inhibit ...
Core aldehydes of alkyl glycerophosphocholines in atheroma induce platelet aggregation and inhibit endothelium-dependent arterial relaxation -- Kamido et al.
Lane 1, total lipid extract of DNPH-treated atheroma; lane 2, free DNPH reagent; lane 3, DNPH derivative of cholesteryl 5-oxovalerate; lane 4, DNPH derivative of cholesteryl 9-oxononanoate.
from the atheroma of a patient with abdominal aneurism.
www.jlr.org /cgi/content/full/43/1/158   (4080 words)

  
 leeds student medical practice health unwell ill doctor university Cholesterol
Patches of atheroma are like small fatty lumps which develop within the inside lining of arteries (blood vessels).
A patch of atheroma makes an artery narrower, which may reduce the blood flow.
The common cause of angina is due to atheroma which narrows one or more of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.
www.leeds.ac.uk /lsmp/healthadvice/cholesterol/cholesterol.htm   (801 words)

  
 Echocardiographic and Pathological Evaluation of Atherosclerosis in the Ascending Aorta During Coronary Artery Bypass ...
for vein anastomosis was examined for the presence of atheroma.
of the ascending aorta with the presence of atheroma and to
Atheroma was present in 6 (37.5%) of the 16 nonisoechoic patients.
www.anesthesia-analgesia.org /cgi/content/full/90/6/1262   (3196 words)

  
 AtheroNews - 17 May 2004 - Recurrent ischemic stroke associated with severe aortic atherosclerosis
Intima-media thickness (IMT) was measured to determine the severity of atheroma, and the extension of the aortic lesions was determined by echocardiography.
They do note that the incidence of stroke recurrence in patients with an atheroma >4.0 mm was lower than that found by the French Study of Aortic Plaques in Stroke Group [2], and that more patients in the present study were treated with anticoagulants (45% vs 20%) than in the French study.
The researchers conclude that "a severe atheroma extending to the aortic branches has a significant association with ischemic stroke in patients with or without heart disease," and that both the thickness and degree of extension of the atheroma were important factors.
www.atherothrombosis.org /news/stroke/nh_17may04.cfm   (953 words)

  
 Apria - resources - Health Advisors   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Plaque is a buildup of fats and cholesterol, called an atheroma, that partly or completely blocks blood flow through an artery.
The balloon is inflated, which forces a portion of the atheroma into an opening near the tip of the tube.
Small parts of the atheroma are shaved from the blockage and removed from the tube when it is withdrawn.
www.apria.com /resources/1,2725,48-51-A-820,00.html   (646 words)

  
 ScienceDaily: New Light On The Role Of Microbial Pathogens In Atherosclerosis
Bacteria (especially Chlamydia pneumoniae) and viruses have been detected at an abnormally high frequency in atheroma plaque, and have been forwarded either as co-factors in people already at risk, or as the chief cause of atherosclerosis in people with none of the classical risk factors.
This time the atheroma plaques in the deficient mice were 30 times larger than in their IL-10-producing counterparts.
Finally, the researchers examined the composition of the atheroma plaque (proportions of lipids, macrophages, fibers and muscle cells), because this is an important factor in its stability, i.e.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/1999/10/991019080305.htm   (721 words)

  
 Le Magazine, August 2002 - Abstracts: Atherosclerosis, Cla/Weight Loss, Carnitine/Dhea, Dhea/Testosterone
Aortic atheroma was graded and stratified by use of existing criteria.
In nearly two-thirds of the patients in whom aortic atheroma remained unchanged over nine months, no atheroma was evident on baseline transesophageal echocardiogram.
Stroke and transient ischemic attack patients with aortic atheroma should undergo assessment of homocysteine levels, which, if elevated, may be treated with vitamins in an effort to arrest aortic atheroma progression.
www.lef.org /magazine/mag2002/aug2002_abs_01.html   (1738 words)

  
 Statins, High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol, and Regression of Coronary Atherosclerosis
The relationship between changes in CRP and atheroma volume observed in the REVERSAL study was not found when the data were combined with that of the ACTIVATE study, in which statin therapy was not an active experimental therapy.
Lipid parameters and measures of atheroma volume at baseline and their serial change in each clinical trial are shown in Table 2.
The biochemical parameters and atheroma volume at baseline and mean values during statin treatment are shown in Table 3.
www.natap.org /2007/HIV/020807_02.htm   (3097 words)

  
 Amazon.com: atheroma   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coronary atheroma;: A diary of discovery, by Norman G. B McLetchie (Unknown Binding - 1970)
Human atheroma,: With particular reference to endocrine aspects of aetiology (Heinemann monograph) by W. L Ashton (Unknown Binding - 1967)
Cholesterol, atheroma and thrombosis (Cholesterol: its role in coronary heart disease) by Clive Wood (Unknown Binding - 1983)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=atheroma&tag=icongroupinterna&index=blended&link_code=qs&page=1   (565 words)

  
 BioMed Central | Full text | Non-detection of Chlamydia species in carotid atheroma using generic primers by nested PCR ...
Non-detection of Chlamydia species in carotid atheroma using generic primers by nested PCR in a population with a high prevalence of Chlamydia pneumoniae antibody
Three of the 44 cases and their paired controls were excluded when the HLA DRB gene failed to be amplified from the atheromatous carotid specimens.
In our study external controls from 8 age and sex matched post mortem patients were used when we were not able to identify adjacent tissue free of atheroma on macroscopic examination in patient specimens.
www.biomedcentral.com /1471-2334/1/12   (3573 words)

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