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Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Decrease risk : Statins can and have been shown in trials to decreease the risk of stroke and heart attack

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Atherosclerotic : Degenerative vascular disease refers to atherosclerotic disease. It is not vascular disease in a 'degenerate'. We call it degenerative because the ve ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Not familiar with: This terminology.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Many: There are many screening tests available for use in individuals at risk for vascular disease. These include carotid duplex which looks for plaque in t ... Read More
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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on: location of vascular bed. Ankle brachial index for legs Carotid duplex ultrasound for neck arteries
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Multiple: The symtoms are muliple and varied depending on which vascular bed is involved. Coronary arteries: chest pain , shortness of breath and possibly myoca ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Two types: Arteries (vessels that flow away from heart to body) and veins (vessels that flow from body to heart) have different symptoms. In artery disease - lac ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Be specific: Vascular disease in which part of the body? Symptoms vary. Be specific.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
It depends: The vascular system is made up with 3 components, arteries, veins, and lymph channels. The most common description of vascular disease is usually ass ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Highly variable: Depending on extent, severity & location
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Dr. Jian Shen answered
9 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Histogy: It is a clinical diagnosis,can be definitively diagnosed with small vessel biopsy and use of special tissue staining.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cuff
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Brain arteries: This refers to narrowing of the arteries within the skull. This is usually the branches of the internal carotid artery within the brain.
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