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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
33 years experience Cardiology
Yes: The primary type of medication to treat arteriosclerosis is one that will lower cholesterol. The most common ones are in the statin family, although o ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Depends: It depends upon the location of the atherosclerosis. In the brain arteries, it causes neurologic deficits and stroke. In the heart it causes chest pa ... Read More
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience Cardiology
See below: Arteriosclerosis is the hardening of the vessel due to cholesterol deposit. It could affect the entire vascular circulation, cornsry vessels in the he ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Uncertain: There is no direct effect but coffee contains anti-oxidants and many studies have shown a lower incidence of heart attack and death in people who drin ... Read More
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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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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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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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

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