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Atherosclerosis is a slow, complex disease that typically starts in childhood and often progresses when people grow older.
Tobacco smoke greatly worsens atherosclerosis and speeds its growth in the coronary arteries, the aorta and arteries in the legs.
The most common cause of peripheral artery disease (PAD) is atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.
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Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis caused by a build-up of plaque in the inner lining of an artery.
Atherosclerosis is a slow, progressive disease that may start as early as childhood.
There is a gradual build-up of plaque or thickening of the inside of the walls of the artery, causing a decrease in the amount of blood flow, and a decrease in the oxygen supply to the vital body organs and extremities.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /UVAHealth/adult_cardiac/athero.cfm   (885 words)

  Atherosclerosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Atherosclerosis is a disease affecting the arterial blood vessel.
Atherosclerosis typically begins in early adolescence, is usually found in most major arteries, yet is asymptomatic and not detected by most diagnostic methods during life.
It most commonly becomes seriously symptomatic when interfering with the coronary circulation supplying the heart or cerebral circulation supplying the brain, and is considered the most important underlying cause of strokes, heart attacks, various heart diseases including congestive heart failure and most cardiovascular diseases in general.
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 Diagnose-Me: Condition: Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is the most common form of arteriosclerosis, a class of diseases in which the walls of a person's artery become thicker and less elastic through deposits along the arteries that often contain calcium.
Atherosclerosis is a risk factor for reduced circulation in the brain, sometimes called ischemic vascular dementia (IVD).
Although researchers are careful not to say that stress causes atherosclerosis, the evidence clearly points to cardiovascular reactivity to stress as an atherosclerotic risk factor of the same magnitude as smoking, hypertension, insulin resistance, and elevated cholesterol levels.
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 Atherosclerosis Information on Healthline
Atherosclerosis is a condition in which fatty material collects along the walls of arteries.
Atherosclerosis is just one of several types of "arterio"-sclerosis, which is characterized by thickening and hardening of artery walls, but the two terms are often used to mean the same thing.
Atherosclerosis is a common disorder of the arteries.
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Diseases caused by atherosclerosis are the leading cause of illness and death for both men and women in the U.S, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Atherosclerosis in the legs is the most common form of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and can lead to intermittent claudication—severe pain, aching or cramping when walking, numbness, reduced circulation, and if left untreated, gangrene (death of tissue).
Atherosclerosis is one cause of rapid or irregular heartbeat; however, it can also be caused by angina, valvular heart disease, blood clots, thyroid abnormalities, electrolyte imbalance or previous heart damage.
www.healthywomen.org /healthtopics/atherosclerosis   (2273 words)

 What Is Atherosclerosis?
Atherosclerosis (ath-er-o-skler-O-sis) is a disease in which plaque (plak) builds up on the insides of your arteries. ; Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart and other parts of your body.
Atherosclerosis can affect any artery in the body, including arteries in the heart, brain, arms, legs, and pelvis.
You may be able to prevent or delay atherosclerosis and the diseases it can cause, mainly by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov /health/dci/Diseases/Atherosclerosis/Atherosclerosis_WhatIs.html   (448 words)

 Atherosclerosis Information on Healthline
Atherosclerosis is the build up of a waxy plaque on the inside of blood vessels.
Atherosclerosis can also occur in the arteries of the neck, kidneys, thighs, and arms, causing kidney failure or gangrene and amputation.
It is thought that atherosclerosis is caused by a response to damage to the endothelium from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cigarette smoking.
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Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty deposits called plaque on the inside walls of arteries.
Atherosclerosis is the main cause of a group of diseases called cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
You are or have been diagnosed with atherosclerosis, heart disease, hypertension, angina, or other cardiovascular problems and are taking any type of heart or blood pressure medication or have a family history of early heart disease.
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 Atherosclerosis | AHealthyMe.com
Atherosclerosis -- often called hardening of the arteries -- is the underlying cause of almost all heart attacks and strokes.
Atherosclerosis can form in large and medium arteries anywhere in the body, especially in the legs, feet, brain and near the heart.
Atherosclerosis may cause half of all deaths in America, but you probably have the power to take at least one name off the casualty list.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/atherosclerosis   (1756 words)

 Atherosclerosis Encyclopedia of Medicine - Find Articles
Atherosclerosis, a progressive process responsible for most heart disease, is a type of arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries.
Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis that affects only the inner lining of an artery.
Physicians may be able to make a diagnosis of atherosclerosis during a physical exam by means of a stethoscope and gentle probing of the arteries with the hand (palpation).
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Atherosclerosis is thought to be an aging process which occurs with the constant passage of blood through the arteries.
Atherosclerosis can also take the form of a weakening of the artery wall, in which a bulge develops - much the same way as in a weak tire wall.
While there is no known cure for atherosclerosis, surgery is used to treat specific diseased arteries and help prevent strokes or heart attacks, improve or relieve angina, or hypertension, remove aneurysms, improve claudication, and save legs that would otherwise have to be amputated.
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 Vascular Proliferation and Atherosclerosis
Although the benefit/risk of therapeutic inhibition of VSMC proliferation in atherosclerosis is unclear, experimental and human evidence strongly suggests the therapeutic potential of antiproliferative therapy for in-stent restenosis, bypass graft failure and other vascular proliferative disorders.
In early atherosclerosis, VSMCs may contribute to the development of the atheroma through the production of pro-inflammatory mediators such as monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 and vascular cell adhesion molecule, and through the synthesis of matrix molecules required for the retention of lipoproteins.
In summary, the function of the intimal smooth muscle cell in the natural history of the atherosclerotic lesion seems to be to act as a nidus for development of the lesions, perhaps by accelerating lipid accumulation or macrophage chemotaxis.
www.medscape.com /viewarticle/443901   (1567 words)

 eMedicine - Atherosclerosis : Article by F Brian Boudi, MD
Background: Atherosclerosis is a disease of large and medium-sized muscular arteries and is characterized by endothelial dysfunction, vascular inflammation, and the buildup of lipids, cholesterol, calcium, and cellular debris within the intima of the vessel wall.
The earliest pathologic lesion of atherosclerosis is the fatty streak.
Patients with mild atherosclerosis may present with clinically important symptoms and signs of disease and myocardial infarction, or sudden cardiac death may be the first symptom of coronary heart disease.
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 Atherosclerosis: Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition
Atherosclerosis is a condition in which patchy deposits of fatty material (atheromas or atherosclerotic plaques) develop in the walls of medium-sized and large arteries, leading to reduced or blocked blood flow.
Atherosclerosis is thought to also involve inflammation, because certain white blood cells—lymphocytes, monocytes, and macrophages—are present throughout the development of atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis begins when monocytes are activated and move out of the bloodstream into the wall of an artery.
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Atherosclerosis is a narrowing of the arteries that can significantly reduce the blood supply to vital organs such as the heart, brain and intestines.
Atherosclerosis is the main cause of death and disability in industrialized nations, including the United States.
Atherosclerosis leads to the number one cause of death in the United States for both men and women: coronary artery disease.
www.intelihealth.com /IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9339/18662.html   (1572 words)

 WHFoods: Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis is the build-up of fatty deposits in the walls of the arteries.
Atherosclerosis is generally considered a multi-factorial disease, meaning that many possible causes contribute to its development and advancement.
Atherosclerosis is a disease that involves the development of cholesterol-filled plaques, called atheromas, in the walls of the blood vessels, causing the vessels to lose their elasticity and become sclerotic, or hardened.
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According to American Heart Association (2002), atherosclerosis is a disease of large and medium-sized arteries characterised by thickening and hardening of the vascular wall.
Atherosclerosis is a slow, complex disease that starts in childhood and often progresses as the person grow older.
Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of death in most industrialised countries and likely to be that even in the developing world within the first quarter of this century.
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Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty deposits called plaque on the inside walls of arteries.
Atherosclerosis is the main cause of a group of diseases called cardiovascular diseases - diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
Atherosclerosis can lead to clogged arteries in any part of the body.
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 Fish Oils and Atherosclerosis
It is well established that populations with a high consumption of oily fish have a lower incidence of heart disease and several studies have confirmed that fish oils (eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]) are the protective components.
Atherosclerosis increases the risk of stroke and heart attack because part of the atherosclerotic buildup (plaque) on the inner wall of arteries may dislodge and block smaller arteries in the brain and heart respectively and thus cut off the vital supply of oxygenated blood.
The doctors performed 40 autopsies and determined that the degree of atherosclerosis present in the coronary arteries was inversely proportional to the amount of docosahexaenoic acid found in the adipose (fatty) tissue.
www.oilofpisces.com /atherosclerosis.html   (3180 words)

 What is Atherosclerosis
ATHEROSCLEROSIS is a disease that can affect people at any age, although it usually doesn't pose a threat until people reach their forties or fifties.
It is characterized by a narrowing of the arteries caused by cholesterol-rich plaques of immune-system cells.
Key risk factors for atherosclerosis, which can be genetic and/or environmental, include: elevated levels of cholesterol and triglyceride in the blood, high blood pressure and cigarette smoke.
www.tjclarkminerals.com /Diseases/d_atherosclerosis.htm   (528 words)

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