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Arterial stiffnes

Ricardo J Esper
The atherosclerosis is a pathologic phenomena which is caracterized by the stiffnes and enlargement of the arterial walls due to the deposit of lipid carbohidrates, blood products and calcium into the subendothelial space. The risk factors of arterial diseases makes their impact in all arteries of the human body. It is clear to day that the composition of the plaque, is the major determinant for its risk of rupture and for its logic consequence: thrombosis. Following plaque rupture, lipidic core and its high content of factors, gives a powerful substrate for the activation of the coagulation cascade...
2004: Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias M├ędicas
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