G. E. WAKERLIN, Ph.D., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Atherosclerosis is one form of arteriosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis is a condition involving thickening of the arterial wall, accumulation of lipid substances, and degenerative changes with calcium deposition, distortion and loss of elasticity. There are generally considered to be several varieties or forms of arteriosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the term applied to the thickening of the intima by plaque formation resulting from the deposition of cholesterol and lipids and the laying down of new connective tissue. Atherosclerosis involves especially the large conducting, elastic arteries, such as the aorta, but also smaller arteries, such as the coronaries and the cerebrals. Medial or Mönckeberg's sclerosis
WAKERLIN GE. RECENT ADVANCES IN THE PATHOGENESIS AND TREATMENT OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS12. Ann Intern Med. ;37:313–322. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-2-313
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(2):313-322.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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