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how far is this atheromatous aorta from heart disease?

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Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
By: Heart disease is implied a heart whose perfusion have been compromised by poor blood flow.( of course valvular issues, amyloid or viruses could sicken a heart). Atheroma is a growth of inflammatory cells around cholesterol deposits, so they usually may occur at the same time.
Answered on Feb 17, 2014

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