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Tunica media functions?

regulate flow by contraction, stabilise epithelium by secreting ECM and activating TGF-beta

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Elastic Lamina layers function?

assist continuous flow

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Most common positive risk factors?

hyperlipidemia (cholesterol), smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, ageing

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Negative risk factors?

high levels of circulating high density lipoproteins, moderate alcohol, CV fitness

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Response to injury hypothesis - causes?

haemodynamic force, chemical insults, cytokines

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Response to injury theory - effects?

altered permeability, adhesion of leukocytes leading to inflammation, thrombosis

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Leukocyte migration into developing plaque?

circulating monocyte adherence, entry into lesion, differentiation into macrophage, ingested oxidised lipoproteins turning into foam cells, cytosolic contents enter ECM @ necrosis/apoptosis

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Role of smooth muscle cell activation and migration?

macrophages, platelets and EC produce growth factors activating SM, proliferate and migrate into tunica intima (accelerated by failed IEL).

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Role of lipoprotein entry and oxidation?

oxidised in plaques, attract monocytes, stimulate several cell types to release cytokines and GF, leading to dysfunction and apoptosis of EC, SM and macrophages

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Plaque instability?

thin fibrous cap, high lipid content of core, inflammation

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Occurrences leading to symptoms?

rupture, haemorrhage, thrombosis, tunica media weakness leading to dissection

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Common Clinical Consequences?

MI, peripheral vascular disease, CV disease

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Vulnerable plaque?

lack of fibrous cap, higher risk of rupture