Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “THICK BLOOD to remember about the Risk Factors For Atherosclerosis


T – Tobacco Use

H – Hypertension

I – Inflammation (Chronic)

C – Cholesterol (High LDL)

K – Kidney Disease (Chronic)

B – Diabetes Mellitus

L – Lipoprotein(a) Elevated

O – Obesity

O – Older Age (Advanced)

D – Diet (Unhealthy)

  • “Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine” (20th edition) 📚 Page 455
  • “Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease” (10th edition) 📚 Page 732
  • “Bailey & Love’s Short Practice of Surgery” (27th edition) 📚 Page 621
  • “Gray’s Anatomy for Students” (4th edition) 📚 Page 309
  • “Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine” (23rd edition) 📚 Page 543
  • “Pocket Medicine” by Marc S. Sabatine (7th edition) 📚 Page 186
  • “Clinical Surgery” by Cuschieri and Grace (4th edition) 📚 Page 276
  • “Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine” by McPhee and Hammer (8th edition) 📚 Page 167

Dr. Arin Nandi

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