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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Unchecked hypertension can result in damage to the kidney, but most importantly is often the first event in atheromatous plaque formation, causing damage to the arterial wall.
This case challenges the current conceptions of psittacine atherosclerosis in that peripheral arterial lesions were widespread and caused clinical signs, coronary atherosclerotic lesions and arterial atherothrombotic lesions were present, and histopathologic features were similar to those reported in other species--that is, lesions were principally localized in the tunica intima and its periphery and were characterized by atheromatous plaques with an abundance of macrophage foam cells and extracellular lipids.
Detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae in coronary arterial fatty streaks and atheromatous plaques.
Weight Histopathology of Myocardium Case heart no (gr) Macroscopy of the heart Hypertrophy Scar 1 200 Aneurism in both ventricles + + and apex, thinning and scarring of aneurism wall, scarring of LV, atherosclerosis of the aorta 90% obstructive calcified atheromatous plaques of both coronary arteries.
Most middle-aged men have blobs of fat - atheromatous plaques - which stick to the coronary artery wall.
The balloon is then expanded and presses the soft fatty tissue - the atheromatous plaques - which had been restricting the blood supply, back against the vessel wall so that the blood is once again able to flow freely to the heart muscle.
CT angiograms can identify noncalcified atheromatous plaques in asymptomatic patients; these lesions have uncertain prognostic value, with a limited literature suggesting a low risk for short-term cardiac events.
In humans, MCP-1 has been detected in atheromatous plaques (8), and MCP-1 plasma concentrations have been found to be highly associated with clinical outcomes in individuals with coronary syndromes (9).
Arterial occlusions produced by emboli from eroded aortic atheromatous plaques.
Although proponents of chelation therapy hypothesize that chelation with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid might improve ischemia by liberating the calcium in atheromatous plaques, the results of this study show that chelation "remains unproved in the treatment of ischemic heart disease," the investigators said (JAMA 287[4]:481-86, 2001).
Several of these diseases involve vascular pathology, in which CRP has been localized within atheromatous plaques, where it precedes and mediates monocyte recruitment (5).