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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
38 years experience 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Indes
20 years experience 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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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
White Blood Cells: Atherosclerosis is an accumulation of white blood cells, mostly macrophages (called monocytes, one of 5 white blood cell types), which have invaded in ... Read More
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Dr. William Cromwell
34 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Multiple Factors: Atherosclerosis, also known as “hardening of the arteries”, occurs when areas of the artery wall thicken in response to either increased modifiable (h ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
46 years experience 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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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
White Blood Cells: An accumulation of white blood cells, mostly macrophages (called monocytes, one of 5 white blood cell types), which have invaded into the walls of the ... Read More
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Dr. William Cromwell
34 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Multiple Factors: Atherosclerosis, also known as “hardening of the arteries”, occurs when areas of the artery wall thicken in response to either increased modifiable (h ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
39 years experience Cardiology
Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a fancy name for disease of the arteries: risk factors are: genetics (your parents :-)), smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, hi ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
39 years experience Cardiology
Atherosclerosis: 1. Control of causes: smoking, diabetes, cholesterol, obesity 2. Medicine. Statin medicine with a goal of bring your LDL cholesterol below 75. 3. Exer ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Loss of blood flow: This is a late sign, typically decades after ongoing progression, due to rupture of the endothelial lining of the artery near the edge of a plaque, sh ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
See below: Being male, over the age of 40, genetics( family history).
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
36 years experience Cardiology
Can be: Artherosclerosis is a progressive disease. As plaque builds up throughout the cardiovascular system and interferes with the normal functioning of the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
NO: No.

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