What is the difference between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Largely Nothing. 2 different words for largely the same disease process. Disease (a) typically starts in later childhood, is (b) due to an accumulation of white blood cells in the walls of the arteries, (c) no symptoms occur for decades, though arteries get stiffer (d) most events are without symptoms (despite tissue damage) when symptoms finally do occur, they are commonly of sudden onset due to plaque rupture.

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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...

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...

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...