Pathophysiology of Atherosclerosis

3rd July 2012

Andrew Wolf - Assistant Professor & the Coordinator for Online Education at the University of Rochester School of Nursing.

Good explanation, but raises question of how plaque can grow in size if it has sealed the damage thereby preventing more LDL entering.

His answer in the comments is that the bigger the plaque the more likely it is to rupture - which is not an answer to the question!

Also, glosses over how endothelial layer is damaged - just usual reasons of smoking, diabetes, hypertension quoted without explaining how.