Cardiac diseases

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What does an atheroma form from?
Build up of cholestrol in the artery walls
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What happens to the lumen when the atheroma forms?
Narrows/becomes blocked
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Atheromas create a risk of another cardiac disease. Name it.
Thrombosis.
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The narrowing of the artery walls ensures...
a reduced blood flow
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What does this stop reaching the heart?
Oxygen
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What important artery becomes blocked by thrombosis?
Coronary artery
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A lack of oxygen means that the heart cannot...
Respire
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What does this lead to?
Myocardial Infarction
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When atheromas weaken the artery walls, they cause balloon-like structures to swell and form. What are they called?
Aneurysm
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What happens when an aneurysm bursts?
A haemorrhage happens, cutting off the blood flow to the main arteries
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When an aneurysm bursts in the brain, it causes...
A stroke
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What happens to the lumen when the atheroma forms?

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Narrows/becomes blocked

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Atheromas create a risk of another cardiac disease. Name it.

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The narrowing of the artery walls ensures...

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What does this stop reaching the heart?

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