Source: British Heart Foundation
Follow this link for full text
Date of publication: October 2017
Publication type: Research
In a nutshell: The fatty plaques responsible for heart attack and stroke are most likely to build up at the branches and bends of blood vessels, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in the journal ATVB.
Researchers based at the University of Sheffield have shown that the twists, turns and branches in our arteries create complex flow patterns that increase the risk of atherosclerosis – the build-up of fatty plaques in blood vessels, which causes most heart attacks and strokes – and the hardening of the blood vessels.
Length of publication: 1 webpage
Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.
Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation