Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

Arteriosclerosis refers to artery wall thickening, rigidity, and reduced flexibility due to plaque and cholesterol build-up, impeding blood flow and causing cardiovascular disease. Risk factors include age, genetics, high blood pressure, smoking, inactivity, unhealthy lifestyle, obesity, and depression. Symptoms comprise sudden weakness, numbness, confusion, and heart attack signs. Thrombosis involves blood clot formation obstructing or dislodging, causing serious conditions like heart attack and stroke. Arterial and venous thrombosis differ in vessel type affected. Vascular biology studies genetic aspects of heart and blood vessel cells, critical for regulating blood circulation.

  • Artery wall thickening
  • Plaque build-up
  • Blood clot formation
  • Arterial thrombosis
  • Genetic aspects
  • Vascular wall cells

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