Atherosclerotic Plaque Formation

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3) In 4-6 sentences, describe the process of atherosclerotic plaque formation. 6 pts for response, 2 pt for source: To begin with, cells create atherosclerotic deposits, and these deposits arise on vessel walls. This is formed when LDL deposits tend to become stuck in the matrix, and they undergo oxidation and glycation. Macrophages then feast on LDL’s, becoming fueled with fatty droplets. If there is an inflammatory disease, this can cause more growth of plaque, and a fibrous cap or the lipid core is established. Then, foam cells weaken the caps by digesting matrix molecules, which then leads to the damage of smooth muscle, resulting in the inability to repair the cap. If a clot is big enough, the flow of blood will be interrupted resulting…show more content…
HDL helps to the body to get rid of cholesterol.
Sugerman, Deborah Tolmach. "Blood Lipids." Jama Patient Page Hyperlipidemia. N.p., 23 Oct. 2013. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.

c) Hypertension: Hypertension is just a synonym for high blood pressure. “Hypertension is called the “silent killer.” It is called the “silent killer” because a lot of people do not know that they have high blood pressure.
Torpy, J. M. (2010, May 26). Hypertension. Retrieved November 15, 2016, from
d) Cardiac Arrest: Cardiac arrest happens when the heart stops functioning correctly. During cardiac arrest, “blood flow ceases, organs begin to shut down, resulting in the person dying.” When people have this identified at an early time, it can prevent damage to body organ and death.
Torpy, J. M. (2006, January 4). Cardiac Arrest. Retrieved November 15, 2016, from
e) Myocardial infarction: Myocardial infarction is a heart attack. “Myocardial infarction occurs when blood supply to a part of the myocardium is interrupted. This can be caused by a lack of blood flow, obstruction by a clot, or a rupture of plaque build up.”
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