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Is atherosclerosis fatal?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can be

Artherosclerosis is a progressive disease.
As plaque builds up throughout the cardiovascular system and interferes with the normal functioning of the body, it can be fatal. This explains why heart disease is one of the main causes of death.

In brief: Can be

Artherosclerosis is a progressive disease.
As plaque builds up throughout the cardiovascular system and interferes with the normal functioning of the body, it can be fatal. This explains why heart disease is one of the main causes of death.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Atherosclerosis

depends on organs involved

In brief: Atherosclerosis

depends on organs involved
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Commonly, Eventually

Statistically, it is the most common mechanism of debility & death in all first world countries.
Atherosclerosis typically starts in childhood yet typically remains asymptomatic for many decades; until plaque ruptures, clots and/or aneurysms develop. Atherosclerosis is more problematic in some people & families than others; genetics, life styles, mental issues, etc. Are all related to progression.

In brief: Commonly, Eventually

Statistically, it is the most common mechanism of debility & death in all first world countries.
Atherosclerosis typically starts in childhood yet typically remains asymptomatic for many decades; until plaque ruptures, clots and/or aneurysms develop. Atherosclerosis is more problematic in some people & families than others; genetics, life styles, mental issues, etc. Are all related to progression.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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