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arteriosclerosis in children

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
CVD: It is hardening of the arteries, caused by fat, cholesterol, and other substances building up in the arteries - this is called plaque - making the ar ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: Arteriosclerotic heart disease is the abnormality of the heart caused by arteriosclerosis of the heart arteries.

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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Sort of: Well it's not inherited like your eye color but the tendency to develop it is inherited related to many factors. High cholesterol, hypertension, diabe ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atherosclerosis: It does 'run in families' but isn't a pure inherited disease.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Strong family: History increases your chances 2-3 fold.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Not really: Don't believe everything you hear. Atherosclerosis can be stabilized with current meds/treatments but significant regression (>10%) is extremely diffi ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience Cardiology
Possible: There are several large cardiac trials of statins that suggest that aggressive lowering of lipids may cause some regression but the long term data on ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Treatment options: Arteriosclerosis has several contributing risk factors. Not all are known but many we do. Agressive treatment of the modifiable risk factors is the ke ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
It progresses: Because once it develops it is not very reversible. It tends to get progressinvely worse as you age. You can slow down the process or even in some cas ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience Cardiology
Plethora of problems: Arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis can result in a plethora of problems such as erectile dysfunction, claudication, dementia, heart attacks, strokes, an ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Progressive blockage: It is a progressive hardening of the arteries, caused by fat, cholesterol, and other substances building up in the arteries - this is called plaque - ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Early: The process of atherosclerosis can actually begin in our late teens and early twenties; although the consequences may not manifest for many years. Aut ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
Blocks blood flow: Arteriosclerosis is dangeous if it restricts blood flow to vital organs by causing build-up of plaque that narrows the inside of arteries. However the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Manage: There is no cure for atherosclerosis but you can manage it: quit smoking!, lose weight: BMI <28, control blood pressure, control cholesterol, exercise ... Read More
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