Coronary Heart Disease Information
Question by Bree M: How does atherosclerosis affect the function and structure of the Cardiovascular System?
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atherosclerosis is the hardening of the walls of blood vessels (especially arteries) usually due to high cholesterol or LDLs that cause an inflammatory response involving mast cells resulting in a thickening or hardening of the walls. This decreases the vessel’s compliance (ability to distend or expand). The artery cannot distend as blood is pumped into it and remains relatively rigid. This will increase the pressure in the arteries, which leads to high blood pressure. High blood pressure means the heart has to pump against a greater afterload, so this can result in more work done by the heart. The heart can get larger as a result.
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coronary heart disease information
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