Arteries Get Clogged|
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common heart disease to watch out for.
CAD occurs when the arteries feeding the heart get clogged up.
As a result, blood flow to the heart is restricted.
This deprives the heart muscle of the oxygen it needs to function.
Arterial clogging happens due to atherosclerosis, a natural ageing process that begins in late childhood. An unhealthy lifestyle, bad eating habits and a lack of physical activity can accelerate
EVER SEEN A CLOGGED ARTERY?
A normal arthery: LDL-cholesterol enters inner artery wall where they become
Monocytes penetrate the inner artery wall and become macrophages which
devour oxidised LDL-cholesterol to form foam cells.
Formation of a lipid core stimulates the release of substances
(called growth factors) which attracts smooth muscle cells to form afibrous cap.
The lipid core ruptures and causes formation of a blood clot whitch blocks blood