What Is an Atheroma?

By james
Sep 13, 2020
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2. Atherosclerosis

As mentioned, atheromas can build up to the point where they begin to obstruct the flow of blood through the blood cells. Atherosclerosis is the name given to the medical condition where the arteries have become significantly narrower due to the presence of atheromas. In addition to being narrower than usual, the artery walls, which are usually flexible, will also become harder.

Atherosclerosis can lead to some potentially very serious conditions of the cardio-vascular system. They can cause a considerable negative impact on the patient’s quality of life. They can also be extremely dangerous and patients will often need to undertake considerable life-style changes.


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