Biological Basis of Heart Disease

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Atheroma
The build up of fatty material within the wall of the artery that builds up under the endothelium of blood vessels. As the blood vessel thickens the lumen narrows.
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Aneurysm
A thinning or ballooning of the artery due to a weakness in the wall often caused by an atheroma
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Arteriosclerosis
Hardening of the arteries, often associated with old age. The blood vessel walls become less elastic and are more likely to rupture.
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Thrombosis
A blood clot lodges in the vessel.
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Embolism
A clot/thrombus travelling in the blood stream.
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Myocardial Infarction
A heart attack. Part of the muscle dies when the blood supply to that area is interrupted.
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High Density Lipoproteins
Have less cholesterol and can lower blood cholesterol.
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Low Density Lipoproteins
Contain high levels of cholesterol and can increase risk of developing an atheroma.
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A thinning or ballooning of the artery due to a weakness in the wall often caused by an atheroma

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Aneurysm

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Hardening of the arteries, often associated with old age. The blood vessel walls become less elastic and are more likely to rupture.

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A blood clot lodges in the vessel.

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A clot/thrombus travelling in the blood stream.

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