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what are the causes of calcification in abdominal aorta

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Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Calcification : Calcification of blood vessel walls (including of the aorta) is commonly detected by X-ray, CT scan, or ultrasound tests. It usually indicates the pr ... Read More
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Dr. Saif Fatteh
9 years experience Pediatric Dermatology
Entitled to a 2nd op: If you are not happy, sure or confident with the cardiologist's opinion, you can always see a second one for a second opinion. Most doctors are not in ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Calcium in aorta: Atherosclerosis-the fancy name, hardening or the arteries-the common name...Same disease process. Its the calcium that makes them hard. So...Calcifi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
4 things: Tobacco, diabetes, hypertension & hyperlipidemia... Are the primary causative factors... Genetics is a distant secondary cause...
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Several theories: Most common belief is that aneurysms develop due to some inherent weakness in the artery's muscular layer due to an imbalance of collagen metabolism o ... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim McDonough
47 years experience Cardiology
Atherosclerosis: This is a sign of atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, cholesterol build-up in the arteries. Treatment is to lower cholesterol, diet , exercis ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Hardening of the art: It's evidence of arteriosclerosis - "hardening of the arteries.".
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Vascular calcificati: Read this: http://atvb.Ahajournals.Org/content/24/7/1161.Abstract.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Do not worry: Aortic calcification is not uncommon in older people. You may want to look at general health issues like weight, cholesterol, smoking history, blood ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Aorta: Blood flows through the aorta as it is pumped around the body by the heart. If you don't have 'beating' or blood flow in the aorta, you have serious t ... Read More

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