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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
58 years experience Cardiology
Statins: You need lipid profile and treatment, with statins.
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Dr. Paul Skudder
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Need more info: At 75 yrs really common to see some plaque (atherosclerosis) in aorta. Small plaques need no treatment,but if severe enough to cause symptoms it coul ... Read More

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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Strader
22 years experience Cardiology
It might: Typically an enlarged aorta is due to an anuerysm. The anueysm may or may not contain cholesterol plaque. Aortic aneurysms are repaired once they ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Young: You're pretty young for that - you're wise to change your diet. If you smoke, that needs to go too. Try to exercise 30 minutes every day. Get that cho ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Trusting you're not a smoker, or that you will quit on getting this news. The plaque's a marker for problems elsewhere more than a danger itself. You' ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
CT CA score: Very low risk of CAD. Why was it done?
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
This is a common: finding DEPENDING UPON YOUR AGE! Follow the advice of the physician who ordered the scan Hope this is helpful Dr Z
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Need risk factors.: While a high coronary calcium score (CCS) is helpful (in the sense that it virtually guarantees that you have heart disease & need treatment), a l ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Plakken: Dutch, meaning "to stick". That's the similarity. But they are totally different. Here are some links: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dental_plaque ht ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
54 years experience Dermatology
Topical therapy: Treatment depends on the size and number of the placques. One or a few can be treated with topical agents to decrease the thickness of the placque an ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dental, vascular or?: Are you asking about dental, vascular, brain or skin plaques? A variety of diseases are caused by plaques: sweet's syndrome, alzheimer's disease, psor ... Read More
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