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CV Path-Leech2

Lipids, Hyperlipidemia & Arteriosclerosis

Arteriosclerosis The generic term for thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the arterial wall
Three types of Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis, Monckeberg arteriosclerosis (medial calcific), and Arteriolosclerosis
Major hypothesis for pathogenesis of atherosclerosis The response to injury hypothesis
Monckeberg arteriosclerosis (Medial Calcific Sclerosis) Little clinical significance, may be seen on xray after 50, No inflammation
Arteriolosclerosis is secondary to hypertension and/or diabetes
Two types of arteriosclerosis Hyaline (diffuse thickening of arteriolar walls) and Hyperplastic (malignant hypertension)
Created by: mcasto