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Atherosclerosis. (a) A sectioned coronary artery that exhibits an accumulation of fatty plaque, whic

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Atherosclerosis. (a) A sectioned coronary artery that exhibits an accumulation of fatty plaque, which reduces the internal diameter of the vessel. (b) In this close-up, you can see that the plaque consists of cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids, collagen, and smooth muscle cells. (c) Two types and degrees of atherosclerotic narrowing, or stenosis.
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