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Despite contributing to heart attacks and strokes, the migration of “bad” cholesterol into artery walls has been poorly understood. The bad cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein (LDL), has been thought to accumulate passively, leaking through gaps in the single-cell-thick endothelium that lines blood vessels. LDL, however, appears to be conveyed into artery walls by the body’s […]
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Cardiology is a specialty of internal medicine. Cardiac electrophysiology : Study of the electrical properties and conduction diseases of the heart. Echocardiography : The use of ultrasound to study the mechanical function/physics of the h...
Cholesterol is a waxy steroid metabolite found in the cell membranes and transported in the blood plasma. It is an important structural component of mammalian cell membranes, where it is establishes proper membrane permeability and fluidity. Cholesterol ...
Lipitor was the best selling drug in 2009, with the 2009 annual sales coming in at over $5m for its company, Pfizer Inc. Lipitor is the brand name for an atorvastatin calcium medication that is prescribed to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the the...