Diseases of blood vessels

Francis A. Carey, Mary N. Sheppard

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Cardiovascular disease is the number one worldwide killer of men and women. Atherosclerosis is characterized by deposition of lipids in arterial walls and is responsible for a wide spectrum of end-organ damage. Inflammation of the blood vessel wall (vasculitis) can occur as a secondary process in association with another disease or exposure, or as a primary idiopathic process. The primary vasculitides have individual patterns of vascular involvement and histopathological characteristics that influence their clinical features, severity, and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-264
Number of pages6
JournalSurgery (United Kingdom)
Issue number6
Early online date25 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018


  • Aneurysm
  • atherosclerosis
  • vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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