"Vascular Calcification" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Deposition of calcium into the blood vessel structures. Excessive calcification of the vessels are associated with ATHEROSCLEROTIC PLAQUES formation particularly after MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (see MONCKEBERG MEDIAL CALCIFIC SCLEROSIS) and chronic kidney diseases which in turn increase VASCULAR STIFFNESS.
- Vascular Calcification
- Calcification, Vascular
- Calcifications, Vascular
- Vascular Calcifications
- Vascular Calcinosis
- Calcinoses, Vascular
- Calcinosis, Vascular
- Vascular Calcinoses
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