Hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis.

  title={Hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis.},
  author={Russell R. Ross and Laurence A. Harker},
  volume={193 4258},
These studies provide new insight into the complex mechanisms wherby hyperlipidemia causes progressive atherosclerosis. It has been shown that physical injury to the endothelial lining of arteries sets off a process which probably is an attempt at healing the injury but which can lead to atherosclerosis. It has also been found that chemical agents such as homocystine can produce a similar series of events leading to atherosclerosis. These events include focal loss of endothelium, exposure of… CONTINUE READING
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