Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hypertensive arteriosclerosis

Hypertension is a leading identifiable and reversible risk factor for myocardial infarction, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, aortic dissection, peripheral arterial disease, stroke and kidney failure. Hypertension is a known risk factor for arteriosclerosis, and causes both atherosclerosis of medium-large arteries and arteriolosclerosis of the arterioles. It is associated with cardiovascular risk.

When plaque (fatty deposits) clogs the arteries, that’s called atherosclerosis. These deposits are made up of cholesterol, fatty substances, cellular waste products, calcium and fibrin (a clotting material in the blood).

Atherosclerosis lesions take different shapes depending on the anatomic side, age, genetic and physiological status of recipients, also including the so-called risk factors.

Hypertension and atherosclerosis are the two major diseases of the arterial system. They are intimately associated; hypertension begets atherosclerosis, and less frequently, atherosclerosis begets hypertension.

On the one hand, hypertension causes premature death and disability by hastening the complications of atherosclerosis - heart attacks and strokes.
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