Video: Ultrasound of aortic atherosclerosis

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Video: Ultrasound of aortic atherosclerosis

In atherosclerosis, plaque deposits — consisting of fats, cholesterol and other materials — gradually accumulate in the lining of the arteries. Sometimes, as seen in this ultrasound of the aorta, the plaques will fracture at an edge, forming a mobile flap of plaque debris that may break off and lead to stroke.

Last Updated: 06/30/2006
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