Arteriosclerosis & Atherosclerosis: Risk Factors & Causes


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Which of the following individuals is LEAST likely to develop atherosclerosis?

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1. The inadequate supply of blood to a tissue or organ due to obstructed or constricted vasculature is known as _____.

2. Paul has been diagnosed with coronary heart disease and was prescribed a statin drug. How will this medication help him?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis might sound similar, they are different complications associated with arteries. These assets will help you identify the differences and understand how they impact the body's health.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The correct treatment for atherosclerosis
  • Naming procedures for finding blockages in the heart
  • Defining atherosclerosis
  • Matching definitions to key terms

Skills Practiced

With this quiz and worksheet, you may practice the skills listed below:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about treatment for atherosclerosis
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as statins

Additional Learning

Get more details on these complications by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis: Risk Factors & Causes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining terms like arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, ischemia, and angina
  • Identifying the causes for coronary artery disease and coronary heart disease
  • Understanding the steps that may lead to a heart attack
  • Learning treatments for heart disease