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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Plaque: buildup of plaque and cholesterol deposits, etc. in the arteries--- "hardening of the arteries". Risk factors--- smoking, family history, high cholest ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Indes
19 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Multifactorial: Usually a combination of having a family history, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, smoking. These are the main players.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cholesterol Plaque: Atherosclerosis is the build up of cholesterol and calcium plaque in the arteries of the body. It is due to injury of the artery wall and inflammatio ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
No: Medications and life style changes can prevent it from progressing and at times cause some regression, but will not cure it.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience in Cardiology
It can be: Yes, atherosclerosis, cholesterol and many other factors can be hereditary - there is a genetic factor - but that is not the end of the story. Smokin ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience in Cardiology
Plaque build up: 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Multiple causes: Atherosclerosis is a complex process with diffrent risk factors. Age, htn, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history, tobacco use. The liningof blood ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Maybe: Medication and life style changes can prevent progression and in some cases cause some reversal of the disease.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Artery blockage: The process affects arteries causing a buildup of plaque which can narrow the artery. If the plaque ruptures the artery can suddenly get occluded. If ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Artery wall: It affects the wall of arteries. Plaque builds up and can eventually block the artery resulting in symptoms such as chest pain if teh heart arteries a ... Read More

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