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How far is this atheromatous aorta from heart disease?

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Dr. Martin Morell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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Heart disease is implied a heart whose perfusion have been compromised by poor blood flow.
( of course valvular issues, amyloid or viruses could sicken a heart). Atheroma is a growth of inflammatory cells around cholesterol deposits, so they usually may occur at the same time.

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Heart disease is implied a heart whose perfusion have been compromised by poor blood flow.
( of course valvular issues, amyloid or viruses could sicken a heart). Atheroma is a growth of inflammatory cells around cholesterol deposits, so they usually may occur at the same time.
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