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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Atherosclerosis (Definition)

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


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Please help! what is the difference between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Please help! what is the difference between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Interchangeable: Technically atherosclerosis refers to larger vessels and arteriosclerosis to smaller ones, but actually most people use the terms interchangeably. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Please advise what is the difference between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Arteriosclerosis: We use the terms interchangeably but they have technical differences . If you read these they will give more details: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/atherosclerosis/ http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between arteriosclerosis & atherosclerosis?

Please help! what is the difference between arteriosclerosis & atherosclerosis?

Arteriosclerosis: We use the terms interchangeably but they have technical differences . If you read these they will give more details: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/atherosclerosis/ http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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What are differences between atherosclerosis and thrombosis? Atheroma and arteriosclerosis? Thrombosis and embolism? Thank

What are differences between atherosclerosis and thrombosis? Atheroma and arteriosclerosis? Thrombosis and embolism? Thank

Good questions!: Atherosclerosis is the gradual build up of cholesterol and plaque in a blood vessel. Thrombosis is the often acute development of a blood clot as with an MI; embolism is when a blood clot travels as in from the leg veins to the lung. Atheroma is a "clump" of plaque, often with macrophages and lipids that occurs in arteriosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is also one of the types of arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Is there a difference between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

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 more

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What are the differences between arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis?

What are the differences between arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis?

Same thing: Generally these are two terms for the same phenomenon, build up of cholesterol and plaque in the arteries of the body. This is made worse by high cholesterol and smoking, can run in families and is also more common in diabetics and patients with hypertension exercise, good diet no smoking and control of blood pressure and diabetes are the keys to treatments ...Read more

Dr. Steven Busuttil
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Blocked Arteries (Definition)

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


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Arteriosclerosis (Definition)

It is the hardening of the arteries commonly associated with natural aging ...Read more