A collection of substances formed around a specific area
plaque
Degeneration of the arteries by fatty deposits
atheroma
A disease of the arteries due to fatty build up
atherosclerosis
The _______ arteries supply the heart with blood
coronary
A disease affecting the coronary arteries
CHD
Any drugs that act to reduce cholesterol in the blood
statins
A structure placed in the artery to keep it open
stent
A clot of blood in the arteries
thrombosis
Anything relating to the heart or blood vessels
cardiovascular
_______ control blood flow and prevent backflow
valves
A diet high in fats can raise ____________ levels
cholesterol

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