Heart Disease

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How is an Artheroma formed? 

  • Fatty Deposits build up in the endothelium lining of the artery.
  • Overtime this hardens to form an artheromas plaque 
  • When this plaque builds up it blocks the lumen of the artery which restricts blood flow.
  • Blood containing oxygen is not being able to be pumped around the body, this is needed for respiration which means there will not be enough glucose either for respiration.
  • There will be no enery in the form of ATP being released to the working muscles.


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