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How are an atheroma, atherosclerosis and ischaemic heart disease different?

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Dr. Timothy Wu
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Definitions

An atheroma is a collection of cholesterol and fatty deposits within the wall of a blood vessel.
This causes an inflammatory reaction that your body "attacks" and causes hardening of the wall over time. This hardening is called atherosclerosis. Ischemic heart disease is a general term for the variety of conditions that cause poor flow to the heart and their associated symptoms.

In brief: Definitions

An atheroma is a collection of cholesterol and fatty deposits within the wall of a blood vessel.
This causes an inflammatory reaction that your body "attacks" and causes hardening of the wall over time. This hardening is called atherosclerosis. Ischemic heart disease is a general term for the variety of conditions that cause poor flow to the heart and their associated symptoms.
Dr. Timothy Wu
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Atherosclerosis

Atheroma is the lesion in a blood vessel caused by athrosclerosis.
The disease and its atheromas cause ischemic heart disease by decreasing blood flow to the heart.

In brief: Atherosclerosis

Atheroma is the lesion in a blood vessel caused by athrosclerosis.
The disease and its atheromas cause ischemic heart disease by decreasing blood flow to the heart.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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