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Atherosclerosis

(also known as

arteriosclerotic vascular disease

or

ASVD

) is a condition in which an artery wall thickens as a result of the accumulation of fatty materials such as

cholesteroland

triglyceride.


Arteriosclerosis is a general term describing any hardening (and loss of elasticity) of medium or large arteries.

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Thickening of a blood vessel may occur for a number of reasons. It is usually a result of changes within the vessel wall causing it to become thicker than normal. Alternatively it may arise from an enlargement of the vessel as a whole due to dilatation or birth defects.

Thickening of the wall may affect only one part of an artery or vein or result in thickening along the entire length of the vessel. Irregular thickening can lead to a host of complications as it may result in weakening of the wall over time, cause turbulent blood flow within the vessel or narrow the vessel lumen. Larger, focal thickening may also press on surrounding structures.

Age related thickening of the wall of the blood vessel is a common occurrence however, other diseases may cause a thickening of the walls

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The artery walls need to be a certain thickness. This is needed in order to help move the cellular objects through the arteries, while the arteries won't risk rupturing. Atherosclerosis is the result of thickening of the artery walls, which is a plethora of health issues and potential complications.

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