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Embolism, Cholesterol MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Embolism, Cholesterol
Tree Number(s)
C14.907.355.350.454.500
Unique ID
D017700
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017700
Scope Note
Blocking of a blood vessel by CHOLESTEROL-rich atheromatous deposits, generally occurring in the flow from a large artery to small arterial branches. It is also called arterial-arterial embolization or atheroembolism which may be spontaneous or iatrogenic. Patients with spontaneous atheroembolism often have painful, cyanotic digits of acute onset.
Entry Term(s)
Atheroembolism
Cholesterol Embolism
Previous Indexing
Cholesterol (1966-1993)
Embolism (1966-1993)
See Also
Blue Toe Syndrome
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/12/28
Revision Date
2015/06/18
Embolism, Cholesterol Preferred
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