Cigarette-endothelial dysfunction and a relatively hypercoagulable state
hypertention-morphologic alterations of the arterial intima and functional alterations of the endothelium
hyperlipidemia- Endothelial injury
Bottom line- All risk factors cause endothelial dysfunction which is the earliest manifestation of atherosclerosis
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