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What are the differences between an atheroma, atherosclerosis, and ischemic heart disease?
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Definitions
Atherosclerosis descrinbes the pathological process involving the arteries anywhere in the body whereby plaques (usually consisting of inflammatory cells, cholesterol, etc, ) form. An atheroma is one of those plaques.
Ischemic heart disease describes a condition whereby heart muscle is not recieving adequate oxygen. This is most commonly from atheromas in the coronary arteries.

In brief: Definitions
Atherosclerosis descrinbes the pathological process involving the arteries anywhere in the body whereby plaques (usually consisting of inflammatory cells, cholesterol, etc, ) form. An atheroma is one of those plaques.
Ischemic heart disease describes a condition whereby heart muscle is not recieving adequate oxygen. This is most commonly from atheromas in the coronary arteries.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Atheroma is early pl
Atheroma is early soft plaque, atherosclerosis is the disease process that results in blockage of arteries and ischemic heart disease is when heart arteries are blocked.

In brief: Atheroma is early pl
Atheroma is early soft plaque, atherosclerosis is the disease process that results in blockage of arteries and ischemic heart disease is when heart arteries are blocked.
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
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