Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis

What is atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which a characteristic lesions in the wall of the arteries are developed, called "atheromas", which are formed by the accumulation of fat, especially cholesterol, white cells infiltrate, smooth muscle cells of the artery wall, and scar tissue.

Atherosclerosis plaques tend to grow over time and gradually clog the arteries. These plaques can appear in any artery of the body, but are most common in coronary, cerebral, and lower extremity arteries.

Heart Attack Symptoms

Heart attackThere is a popular saying that “the heart does not hurt”. However, pain of different intensity levels is a manifestation of various heart diseases. Angina pectoris and acute pericarditis cause chest pain.

When we read information on heart attack (myocardial infarction), always stands out the pain that typically produces. Although pain is absent in some patients with myocardial infarction, especially the elderly and those with diabetes mellitus, pain usually dominates the picture. In addition, patients with heart attack may have other symptoms.

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