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How does atherosclerosis affect the patients mental or psychological outlook?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is good advice. Atherosclerosis is largely reversible today with lifestyle changes and meds.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dementia
Atherosclerosis can lead to gradual loss of brain function and dementia (multi infarct dementia).
Dementia can be associated with behavioral and mood disturbance.

In brief: Dementia
Atherosclerosis can lead to gradual loss of brain function and dementia (multi infarct dementia).
Dementia can be associated with behavioral and mood disturbance.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Veronica Parker
General Practice
In brief: Delirium possible
90% of patients experience delirium (brief psychosis often associated with hospitalization) after a cardiotomy (heart surgery procedure).
Preventative measures can include: orienting the hospital patient to the time of day by opening curtains in the room, put up a calendar, and bring familiar objects or pictures from home.

In brief: Delirium possible
90% of patients experience delirium (brief psychosis often associated with hospitalization) after a cardiotomy (heart surgery procedure).
Preventative measures can include: orienting the hospital patient to the time of day by opening curtains in the room, put up a calendar, and bring familiar objects or pictures from home.
Veronica Parker
Veronica Parker
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