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What is the name of the condition in which fatty deposits form in the inner lining of the arteries? Is it atherosclerosis/arteriosclerosis or cad?
Atherosclerosis: The deposits you mention are atheromas.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a life long disease. It is generally at different stages at the same time in various vessels. For this reason taking care of diet, exercise and drug therapy to stop progression of the disease is crucial. Some areas won't be as helped as others but you may stop them from getting worse or at least slow the process down. ...Read more
Not the same thing: Atherosclerosis is the most common type of arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, and caused by plaque building up in the vessel. Over time the plaque causes thickening of the walls of the artery. Stiffness and a loss of elasticity also result. To clarify, a patient with arteriosclerosis (hardened arteries) may not have atherosclerosis (plaque). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Similar: Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis and the most common type. Both are are diseases of the arteries of the body causing chronic inflammation and narrowing of the arteries. The symptoms depend on where the arteries are located: heart, brain, eyes, aorta, kidneys among others ...Read more
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Difference?: Arteriosclerosis is an old term for any illness in which the arterial walls get harder. It includes atherosclerosis and several less familiar conditions. Monckeberg's medial calcificic sclerosis is seldom a problem. Hyaline and hyperplastic arteriolar sclerosis involve the small vessels. ...Read more
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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