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11.29: Cardiovascular Diseases

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atherosclerosis

Condition in which plaque builds up inside arteries.

cardiovascular disease

Disease that affects the heart or blood vessels.

coronary artery

Blood vessel that supplies the heart with oxygen.

coronary heart disease

Build-up of of plaque in arteries that supply the heart with oxygen.

heart attack

Blockage of blood flow to heart.

plaque

Deposit of fatty material on the inner lining of an arterial wall.

stroke

Loss of brain function due to a blockage of the blood supply to the brain.

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Difficulty Level:
At Grade
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7 , 8
Date Created:
Nov 29, 2012
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Aug 30, 2016
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