Biology Unit 4 IA 4 - Running Head: THE RESULT The Result...

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Running Head: THE RESULT The Result of an Atherosclerosis Yvonne N Adams American Intercontinental University Abstract
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THE RESULT 2 The purpose of this essay is to first briefly explain why atherosclerosis would result in a heart attack. The following approach that I have chosen to discuss is how arteries are different from veins and capillaries. This essay will also cover how vertebrates and some invertebrates have a closed circulatory system. Finally I will go over the lymphatic system and how it is associated with the circulatory system. This will then lead up to the explanation of the lymphatic vessels similarly to the way that atherosclerosis affects the arteries. The Result of an Atherosclerosis Many might ask how an atherosclerosis could result in a heart attack. Due to fatty deposits building up in the walls of artery, atherosclerosis is created in the narrowing of the arteries (Kulich & Lee, n.d). When the blood flow downstream of the narrowing is blocked it is
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THE RESULT 3 usual caused by a blood clot from another area of the body gets stuck in the narrow portion or because the narrowing has become severe enough. The cardiac muscle, which has some characteristics of skeletal muscle, is what the heart is composed of. This can also show some characteristics of smooth muscle. These muscles should have a consistent supply of oxygen and glucose in order to make the ATP (Kulich & Lee, n.d). The ATP is what is used in order to drive the muscle contraction process. When blockage in the coronary artery starves the heart muscle for oxygen and glucose it
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This note was uploaded on 07/09/2011 for the course BIOLOGY SCIE206 taught by Professor Antoinettegaston during the Spring '10 term at American InterContinental University.

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Biology Unit 4 IA 4 - Running Head: THE RESULT The Result...

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