Inflammation, Animation
15
October

Inflammation, Animation

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Inflammation is the body’s protective response against infections or injuries. Inflammation mobilizes defensive cells to the site of injury, limits the spread of pathogens, eliminates them, and initiates tissue repair. Inflammation can occur in any organ, but is most common, and also most easily observable in the skin and underlying tissues. Typical signs include redness, […]


Atherosclerosis (2009)
11
October

Atherosclerosis (2009)

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Atherosclerosis is a life threatening disease that may have begun to develop during childhood This condition is a process in which deposits of fatty material called plaque, build up inside the walls of arteries reducing or completely blocking blood flow. In extreme cases, this disease can lead to a heart attack or a stroke. Risk […]


Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Attack
09
October

Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Attack

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

If you have acute coronary syndrome, you have one or more conditions caused by a blockage of blood flow to your heart muscle. This is a medical emergency, because you may be having a heart attack, a condition in which your heart muscle begins to die. Your heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood […]


The Importance of Research for Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

(light music) – Why is it important to talk about heart disease? Well, it is the leading cause of death in this country. We’ve had dramatic declines in death rates from heart disease over the last 50 years. However, these dramatic declines have slowed, and in fact, last year, the death rate from heart disease […]


Cholesterol Metabolism, LDL, HDL and other Lipoproteins, Animation
24
August

Cholesterol Metabolism, LDL, HDL and other Lipoproteins, Animation

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Despite having a BAD reputation as a high-risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, cholesterol is an ESSENTIAL component of all animal cells. It is an INTEGRAL part of the cell membrane, providing membrane FLUIDITY and participating in a number of cellular processes. Cholesterol also serves as a PRECURSOR for production of bile, steroid hormones, and vitamin […]