Cardiovascular disease

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  • Cardiovascular disease
    • Atherosclerosis
      • The build up of plaque in arteries.
        • Reduces blood flow, decreases elasticity, increases BP
    • Thrombosis
      • When a blood clot blocks the artery.
      • Heart attack occurs when there is a thrombus in the coronary artery.
      • Stroke occurs when a clot stops oxygen from reaching the brain.
    • Atheroma
      • Platelets accumulate and release clotting factors.
    • Angina
      • Chest pain when the heart works hard
      • Pain due to lack of oxygen reaching the heart
  • The build up of plaque in arteries.
    • Reduces blood flow, decreases elasticity, increases BP
  • Calcium, cholesterol, fat
    • Makes the artery surface rough.
      • Atheroma
        • Platelets accumulate and release clotting factors.

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