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Atherosclerosis

Cardiovascular diseases in the UK
Problems with the cardiovascular system have serious consequences. Data from the Office for National
Statistics in England and Wales for 2005 showed that the heart disease were responsible for more
deaths (20.2% of deaths) than any other cause. Many of these cardiovascular diseases are…

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If an area of artery is narrowed by plaque, blood tends to build up behind the blockage. The artery
bugles and the wall are under more pressure than usual, which can cause the walls of the artery to
severely weaken. This is known as Aneurysm. The weakened artery my split…

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