9 - Sudden Natural Death Part2

9 - Sudden Natural Death Part2 - CORONARY ARTERY CORONARY...

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CORONARY ARTERY
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CORONARY ARTERY DISEASES Causes of coronary artery disease: Coronary stenosis or complete occlusion due to atheroma . Thrombosis , usually associated with atheroma. Coronary artery spasm . Dissecting coronary aneurysm . Myocardial bridging.
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ATHEROMA A fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery, resulting from atherosclerosis. The most common cause of death from cardiovascular diseases is coronary atherosclerosis . Approximately half of the individuals with coronary artery disease die suddenly. Atheroma causes stenosis or occlusion to one or more of the major branches of the coronary arteries. It may be focal or diffused . And results in reduced blood flow, either by atheromatous lesion itself or by its complications (ulceration, rupture, haemorrhage or thrombosis).
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A cross-section of coronary artery that has significant luminal obstruction by an atheroma. A lipid-rich core can be seen in the center of the lesion.
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First 2 cm of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Right coronary artery. Circumflex coronary artery. Effects of coronary artery disease: Fatal cardiac arrhythmia. Myocardial infarction. Myocardial fibrosis. Postmortem findings: coronary atheroma. areas of myocardial fibrosis.
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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9 - Sudden Natural Death Part2 - CORONARY ARTERY CORONARY...

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