atheroma

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atheroma

[‚ath·ə′rōm·ə]
(medicine)
A lipid deposit in the inner wall of an artery; characteristic of atherosclerosis.
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We defined treatable cardiac sources as PFO with right-to-left shunt, left atrial clot, left atrial appendage clot, and severe aortic atheroma with or without mobile plaque, because available medical treatments are found to be effective for their resolution and prevention of recurrent events.
A high rate of potential treatable cardioembolic sources was detected in our series, which is comparable with previously published series that have included thoracic aortic atheroma as a potential source of emboli.
0001) in patients with severe thoracic aortic atheroma (TAA) (Table 3 and Table 4).
These sources were patent foramen ovale with right-to-left shunt (25%), left atrial clot (3%), left atrial appendage clot (3%), severe thoracic aortic atheroma (33%), and mobile aortic plaque (2%).
Aortic atheroma morphology and the risk of ischemic stroke in a multiethnic population.
This is particularly true if the atheroma is eccentric.
Atherosclerosis is a disease of elastic and large muscular arteries in which the atheroma is the characteristic lesion.
Calcification, thrombosis, and atheroma formation can also occur in the setting of transplant arteriopathy.