Hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis

Hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis

Elevated LDL is a major risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis. This pathology can result in coronary artery disease (CAD), myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, strokes, and transient cerebral ischemia.

Macrophages may produce cytokines and growth factors that can further signal some of the cellular events in atherosclerotic plaque evolution and complication.

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Atherogenic dyslipidemia is a triad of lipid abnormalities includes