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What does hardening of the arteries signal?

What does hardening of the arteries signal?

Hardening of: It means that ones arteries have become stiff due to a process known as "atherosclerosis" happens over a period of time.It usually applies to coronary arteries.Which could mean a future heart attack. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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At the skullbase: there is presence of signal void in carotid and basilar arteries at the level of skull base. What does this mean?

At the skullbase: there is presence of signal void in carotid and basilar arteries at the level of skull base. What does this mean?

Magnetic Resonance: You had an MRI and the machine could not get an accurate picture of the carotid and vertebral arteries where they enter the skull from your neck. It's all just technical language that means the radiologist could not see that particular portion of the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Is there any way to test or diagnose hardening of the arteries?

Is there any way to test or diagnose hardening of the arteries?

Yes IVUSorCarotidUS: Arterial disease typically begins in childhood, is within artery walls (not openings), thus angiograms ; especially stress tests do not detect. Best examine wall of arteries. The most effective is ivus: intravascular ultrasound. But this is complex, invasive ; expensive using catheters, guide wires ; blood contrast agents. Less effective alternative: high quality us from outside of larger arteries. ...Read more

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Can hardening of the arteries cause a person to behave different?

Can hardening of the arteries cause a person to behave different?

Yes for sure: Hardining of the arteries make the blood flow slower to certain area of the brian, which could lead to behaver changes. ...Read more

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What ailment is usually associated with the hardening of the arteries?

What ailment is usually associated with the hardening of the arteries?

Cardiovascular disea: Coronary artery disease, which leads to heart attacks and strokes are a consequence of hardening of the arteries. ...Read more

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Hardening of the arteries and narrowing of the arteries are same thing?

Hardening of the arteries and narrowing of the arteries are same thing?

Yes - sort of: These are terms for atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis. This disease causes the walls of blood vessels to thick and develop what we call plaques. Eventually it can lead to narrowing of the arteries. ...Read more