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Atheroma

Atheroma: Introduction

Atheroma is the thickening of the arteries from the depositing of plaque on the artery walls. Arteriosclerosis is the hardening of the artery walls. Atheroma and arteriosclerosis lead to atherosclerosis. ...more »

Symptoms of Atheroma

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Atheroma: Complications

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Causes of Atheroma

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Disease Topics Related To Atheroma

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Atheroma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Atheroma

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be causes...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare...read more »

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Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more...read more »

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Atheroma: Rare Types

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Atheroma: Animations

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Definitions of Atheroma:

A common form of arteriosclerosis characterized by deposits of plaques (atheromas) containing lipids, carbohydrates, blood and blood products, fibrous tissue, and calcium deposits. These plaques are found in the intima of large- and medium-sized arteries. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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