The Role of Triglycerides in Atherosclerosis
The particles travel through the blood and they’re meant to be going to the liver, where they can be eliminated. However, when something, such as tobacco, processed foods, stress or not getting enough sleep, erodes of inflames the endothelium and plaque appears, explains Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, Deputy Chief of Cardiology with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.
The expert affirms triglyceride levels are markers of an inflammation in the body which affects the arteries.
When the artery wall rips, all the plaque gets exposed to the bloodstream and this causes blood clots. When this happens, the patient could have a blocked artery and a heart attack, the specialist describes.