atherosclerosis atherosclerosis  /ˌæθəroʊsk lə ˈroʊ sɪs/


  • (n) a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries


  1. In atherosclerosis, fatty materials accumulate, harden, and thicken on the blood vessel walls.
  2. It was certainly the first paper to show that high levels of lipids and obesity were related to the very earliest stages of atherosclerosis.
  3. Reversing atherosclerosis, whether genetically or otherwise induced, has long been one of the unattainable dreams of physicians.


  • Coronary artery disease: a top killer in the U.S.

    Atherosclerosis, often called “hardening of the arteries,” is caused by atherosclerotic plaque made up of cholesterol, calcium, and certain cells that form within the walls of arteries. This plaque can build up in any artery, but when it grows in the coronary arteries, it is called coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Observer-Reporter

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  1. "According to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine(1) and Circulation(2), drug-eluting balloons utilizing a special drug elution formulation have demonstrated effectiveness in the treatment of atherosclerosis and the prevention...
    on Jan 14, 2009 By: Andrea Source: MarketWatch (press release)

  2. "They are protected against cancer and also atherosclerosis and diabetic retinopathy," Folkman, who was not associated with the research, said in a telephone interview.
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Judah Folkman Source: Scientific American

  3. Dr Elisabeth Bjork, CRESTOR Medical Science Director at AstraZeneca, said: "The ASTEROID results indicate that substantial regression of atherosclerosis may help improve diseased arteries in high risk patients. The results from ASTEROID and ORION,...
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Björk Source: Canada NewsWire (press release)

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