Glossary of Terms
||An arterial disease characterized by the hardening of the
blood vessel walls.
||A form of arteriosclerosis in which fatty substances are
deposited in the inner walls of the arteries.
||A fatty substance in which carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms
are arranged in rings.
|coronary artery thrombosis
||Occlusion of a coronary artery by a blood clot.
|coronary heart disease (CHD)
||Atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. Also called coronary
||Sudden obstruction of the blood vessel by a solid body such as
a clot carried in the blood stream.
||A general term used to describe an acute episode of heart
disease; common name is myocardial infarction.
||A plasma lipid protein complex containing relatively more
protein and less cholesterol and triglycerides.
||High blood pressure. Normally systolic blood pressure
exceeding 140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure exceeding 90 mmHg in someone who has
||A plasma protein containing relatively more cholesterol and
triglycerides and less proteins.
|myocardial infarction (MI)
||Death to a section of heart tissue in which the blood supply
has been cut off.
||A characteristic, sign, symptom, or test score taht is
associated with increased probability of developing a health problem. For example, people
with hypertension have increased risk of developing coronary heart disease.
||A vascular accident (embolism, hemmorhage, or thrombosis) in
the brain, often resulting in sudden loss of body function.
||A blood clot in a blood vessel.
||The sum of all forms of cholesterol.
|total cholesterol/HDL-C ratio
||One of the best ways to determine risk of CHD in terms of
|very low-density lipoproteins
||Mainly triglycerides. A secondary risk factor for CHD.