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Atherosclerosis Affect Veins
Atherosclerosis is also known as Blocked arteries. Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a condition in which a person has build-up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the walls of his arteries. Over the years, these substances build-up to form hardened spots called plaques, which can break off pieces of itself and clog arteries downstream ...Read more
LowerPressure is Key: Veins have smooth muscle in their walls, but much less than arteries, operate at much lower pressures than arteries, typically <5 to >15 mmhg above atmospheric pressure, and there is no pulse with each heart beat. However arteries typically operate at pressures >100 to >200 mmhg above atmospheric pressure and stretch with each heart beat. Veins develop atherosclerosis rapidly if used as an artery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is one disease that affects the lymphatic vessels similarly to the way atherosclerosis affects arteries?
No similar disease: There is no analogous disease.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies: Many patients get depressed when they learn that they have health problems and need to take medication. Others do not. I try to encourage patients to look on the positive side. Lucky that you have been diagnoses so that we can deal with the problem and prevent complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In atherosclerosis, plaque builds up in the arteries occluding the lumen.How would this affect bp?
Blocked arteries is a condition in which a person has decreased or no blood flow in one or more of his arteries, due to obstructions inside the artery such as thick plaques, floating clumps of broken plaques, blood clots, etc... Severe compression due to a problem on the outside of an artery can also ...Read more
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