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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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However, this beneficial effect on myocardial infarction was lost when atheromatosis is present, parallel to lipid peroxidation inhibition.
Carotid ultrasound was used to diagnose carotid stenosis and diffuse carotid atheromatosis
Atheromatosis refers to the inflammatory occlusion response of the endothelial tissue (intima) in the lumen from oxidized lipid deposits, etc.
A preliminary pathology report said the star died from an acute pulmonary oedema, a build-up of fluid on the lungs caused by the atheromatosis and said the death was due to "natural causes".
Angina at rest Occlusion of bypass grafts Stable angina Transient ischemic attack Unstable angina Stroke Cardiac failure Severity and progression of carotid atheromatosis Myocardial infarction (fatal and nonfatal) Cardiovascular event in stroke survivors Myocardial reinfarction Intermittent claudication Severity of coronary Severity and progression of peripheral atheromatosis arterial occlusive disease
American Heart Association divided the histomorphological changes in atheromatosis into six types according to its severity in 1995 : Type I corresponded to early lesions, lipid deposition was detected in tunica intima; type II corresponded to fatty streaks; type III corresponded to early stage of plaques and extracellular lipid droplet accumulation can be detected; type IV corresponded to plaque stage and lipid cores were detected, but thick fibrous caps were not detected; type V was characterized by the appearance of fibrous caps on the basis of relatively big lipid cores and protrusion into lumens; when secondary pathological changes were detected in type IV and type V, it corresponded to type VI.
2]=96% in the ambient air, apexian shock left intercostal space VII on anterior axillary line, BP =140/90 mmHg, AV[approximately equal to]69 beats/minute, arrhythmic cardiac noises, 4/6 degree mitral systolic murmur with axillary irradiation, 4/6 degree tricuspid systolic murmur, aortic atheromatosis murmur, turgescent jugular veins, supple abdomen, mobile when breathing, sensitive at touch in the right hypochondrium, without signs of peritoneal irritation, liver with sharp inferior margin, 4 cm below the costal margin, pre-hepatic diameter (PFD = 18 cm), rough phenomena of portal hepatic decompensation, low pulsatile pedis arteries.
Effects of dietary magnesium and glycyrrhizin on experimental atheromatosis of rats (long term experiment).