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  • noun Plural form of xanthelasma.

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Examples

  • These are cholesterol deposits called xanthelasmata, and they could save your life.

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  • As people age, flat yellowish plaques called xanthelasmata often appear on the eyelids near the nose and are usually removed for cosmetic reasons.

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  • Half of patients with such deposits, a condition called xanthelasmata, actually have normal cholesterol levels.

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  • After adjusting for established cardiovascular risk factors, subjects with xanthelasmata had a significantly higher risk of heart attack, heart disease, atherosclerosis and death than plaque-free subjects.

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  • Caveat: The diagnosis of xanthelasmata and arcus corneae was based on a visual inspection, and milder cases may have been missed, researchers said.

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  • The risk for women age 70 to 79 with and without xanthelasmata was 35% and 27% respectively.

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  • The risk of ischaemic heart disease was highest in men age 70 to 79 with xanthelasmata: 53% compared with 41% for plaque-free subjects.

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  • In societies where other cardiovascular disease risk factors can't be readily measured, presence of xanthelasmata may be a useful predictor of underlying atherosclerotic disease

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  • Specifically, xanthelasmata was linked to a 51 percent bump in the risk for a heart attack and a 40 percent rise in the risk for ischemic heart disease.

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