Cholesterol is deposited to the vessel wall by the liver. In response, the vessel wall undergoes molecular changes that cause monocytes, T-cells, and monocyte-derived macrophages to aggregate and permeate the endothelial layer. This inflammatory response adds to the formation of the plaque. Please see www.peggerrity.com for custom and stock medical illustrations and animations.
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