Biomedical illustration of atherosclerosis in an artery.
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Biomedical Illustration Of Atherosclerosis In An Artery Stock IllustrationAneurysm,Artery,Atherosclerosis,Biology,Biomedical Illustration,Blood,Blood Clot,Blood Vessel,Cardiovascular System,Cholesterol,Color Image,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Illness,Illustration,Lipoprotein,Macrophage,No People,Red Blood Cell,Science,White Blood Cell,WoundPhotographer Carol & Mike Werner/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.Collection: Visuals Unlimited A lesion develops in the artery wall causing accumulation of macrophage white blood cells and low density lipoproteins. Without adequate removal by high density lipoproteins, the fats and cholesterol will form plaque and continue to accumulate. The plaque may rupture causing a blood clot to form, blocking the artery and possibly causing an aneurysm.