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Is atherosclerosis contagious?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: NO

No.

In brief: NO

No.
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: No, but...

Atherosclerosis is dominant human behavior in all first world countries, less so in third world countries - other physical health problems are a bigger issues there.
Atherosclerosis typically starts in childhood yet typically remains asymptomatic for many decades, until plaque ruptures, clots and/or aneurysms develop. However, atherosclerosis is clearly more common in some families than others.

In brief: No, but...

Atherosclerosis is dominant human behavior in all first world countries, less so in third world countries - other physical health problems are a bigger issues there.
Atherosclerosis typically starts in childhood yet typically remains asymptomatic for many decades, until plaque ruptures, clots and/or aneurysms develop. However, atherosclerosis is clearly more common in some families than others.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Thank
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