Card Set Information
-Hardening of the arteries.
-Greatly increases resistance to blood flow, causing the heart to work harder
-Deposition of materials in the walls of arteries.
-Affects larger arteries and veins.
-resrtict blood flow through vessels.
Bulging at a weak spot in a blood vessels wall.
-Fragments of thromboses that break free and travel around in the body
Layers of blood vessel walls
-tunica intima- innermost layer
-tunica adventica- outer most layer
-innermost layer of blood vessel wall.
-middle layer of blood vessel wall.
-composed mostly of smooth muscle or elastic tissues