A 35-year-old member asked:
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can you still have blocked arteries, even if your cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure are good?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: The causes of atherosclerosis are multifactorial- high cholesterol is just one factor. So yes, it is possible to have normal cholesterol and still have blocked arteries.
Answered on Aug 16, 2020
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Dr. David Wilson
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: While lipid levels and blood pressure are important, many other factors including genetics, tobacco abuse, diabetes, etc. Contribute to artery plaques. In addition, blockages can be caused by compression of the artery by abnormal bone, tendons, muscles or tumors.
Answered on Oct 4, 2019
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