Anatomicopathological evidence of the beginning of atherosclerosis in infancy and adolescence.


Atherosclerotic disease arises as a consequence of the formation of fatty plaques in the arterial wall that, in the advanced stage, can obstruct the lumen of a vessel, resulting in acute ischemic syndromes, which include coronary artery, cerebrovascular, and peripheral vascular disease. Coronary artery disease is presently one of the major causes of death… (More)


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