This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Atherosclerosis, light micrograph

Atherosclerosis, light micrograph

C023/6014

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

CNRI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CNRI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Atherosclerosis. Light micrograph of a section through a human coronary artery with atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a build-up of fatty plaques on the walls of arteries. The fibrolipid atheroma plaque (orange) is composed of areas of fatty and fibrous tissue. This narrows the lumen of vessel (white area), causing reduced or irregular blood flow. In the coronary vessels this produces angina pectoris (chest pain due to lack of oxygen to the heart muscle). Atherosclerosis also increases the chance of clot formation, which can block a coronary artery resulting in heart attack.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}