Asked by: Elver Aulovmedical health heart and cardiovascular diseases
What is the process of atheroma formation?
Last Updated: 25th March, 2020
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Simply so, what is the cause of atheroma?
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is usually caused by a build-up of fatty deposits (atheroma) on the walls of the arteries around the heart (coronary arteries). The build-up of atheroma makes the arteries narrower, restricting the flow of blood to the heart muscle. This process is called atherosclerosis.
Similarly, how does atherosclerosis start and progress? Atherosclerosis thickening or hardening of the arteries. As it builds up in the arteries, the artery walls become thickened and stiff. Atherosclerosis is a slow, progressive disease that may start as early as childhood. However, it can progress rapidly.
Beside above, what are the major sites of atheroma formation?
Atheroma occurs in large elastic and muscular arteries such as the aorta, coronary, femoral, and carotid arteries, and especially at predisposed sites such as bifurcations where there is flow disturbance. Plaques form on the basis of fatty streaks that may be present very early in life.
Can atheroma be removed?
Medical treatment combined with lifestyle and dietary changes can be used to keep atherosclerosis from getting worse, but they aren't able to reverse the disease.