hardening of the arteries


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hardening of the arteries

n.
Thickening and loss of elasticity of the arteries characteristic of arteriosclerosis and especially atherosclerosis.

hardening of the arteries

n
(Pathology) a nontechnical name for arteriosclerosis
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hardening of the arteries - sclerosis of the arterial wallshardening of the arteries - sclerosis of the arterial walls  
atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease - a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries
arteriosclerosis obliterans - a stage of arteriosclerosis involving closure of blood vessels
induration, sclerosis - any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
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I ask because the proposed road restrictions amount to a 'hardening of the arteries' for our city centre trade.
A team of UK scientists, led by the University of Cambridge and King's College London, said they have identified the cause of hardening of the arteries and found in animal tests that a widely prescribed antibiotic could be an effective "cure".
Researchers from The Cooper Institute, Philadelphia, Pa., and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, collaborated on a study published in JAMA Cardiology to find out if too much exercise increases the risk of heart disease and death in highly active individuals with early hardening of the arteries. The study found that there was no additional risk of heart disease death even in this group.
Yacoub revealed that his foundation is cooperating with Monir Armanius Research Center (MARC) - specialized in pharmaceuticals - in multiple research projects, especially on hardening of the arteries. Sir Magdy Yacoub, 83, is an Egyptian-British cardiothoracic surgeon and professor at the Imperial College London.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) develops over time with hardening of the arteries and reduced blood and oxygen flow to the tissues and muscles in the legs.
Hardening of the arteries can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
The radial angiogram was successfully performed June 4 on two patients that developed blood circulation problems due to PAD, which causes hardening of the arteries in the legs that can lead to a heart attack or stroke.View the full article from NJBIZ at http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180706/NJBIZ01/180709892/hackensack-university-med-center-among-first-to-perform-unique-angiogram.
Chronic shame is also associated with weight gain, heart disease, hardening of the arteries and decreased immune function.
Moreover, this condition is also responsible for narrowing and hardening of the arteries, which increases chance of stroke and heart attack.
This can be a sign of atherosclerosis, commonly called hardening of the arteries. Higher FT4 levels were also linked to an 87 percent greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke and twice the risk of dying from one.
SKIPPING breakfast could lead to hardening of the arteries, raising the risk of heart attacks, say scientists.
The researchers say the findings will guide future studies into ways to block minerals from building up inside blood vessels and exacerbating atherosclerosis, the hardening of the arteries.