Antibodies as Warning Signs of a Silent Cardiovascular Killer

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
2 min readDec 9, 2020

In atherosclerosis, cholesterol and other fatty deposits build up around the inner walls of an artery, creating a plaque that restricts blood flow. Plaques pose a double risk — they can detach from the artery causing a blood clot or lead to a heart attack or stroke.

The problem is that plaques form gradually over years, without any symptomatic warning signs…

River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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