HEART DISEASE

A RESEARCH LEAFLET

Cholesterol

A compound of the sterol type found in most body tissues and important in metabolism

Atherosclerosis

A disease of the arteries characterised by the deposition of plaques of fatty material on their inner walls.

Thrombosis

Local coagulation or clotting of the blood in a part of the circulatory system.

Angina

A condition marked by severe pain in the chest, often spreading to the shoulders, arms and neck, caused by an inadequate blood supply.