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What are the symptoms of atherosclerosis?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Many or none

Many symptoms. The most common are chest pain, shortness of breath, jaw pain, arm pain, sweating, fatigue, abdominal pain, leg pain, dizziness and also back pain.
Sometimes atherosclerosis is a stealth disease and there are no symptoms.

In brief: Many or none

Many symptoms. The most common are chest pain, shortness of breath, jaw pain, arm pain, sweating, fatigue, abdominal pain, leg pain, dizziness and also back pain.
Sometimes atherosclerosis is a stealth disease and there are no symptoms.
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: None for Decades

Atherosclerosis typically starts in childhood yet typically remains asymptomatic for many decades; until plaque ruptures, clots and/or aneurysms develop.
However, plaque ruptures occur suddenly, too late to take better action and most events, despite damage, are mostly asymptomatic. Thus best aggressively changing risk factors years before symptoms begin is best, though, unfortunatley, rarely done.

In brief: None for Decades

Atherosclerosis typically starts in childhood yet typically remains asymptomatic for many decades; until plaque ruptures, clots and/or aneurysms develop.
However, plaque ruptures occur suddenly, too late to take better action and most events, despite damage, are mostly asymptomatic. Thus best aggressively changing risk factors years before symptoms begin is best, though, unfortunatley, rarely done.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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