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Who was the first person to discover atherosclerosis?

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Dr. J Roberts
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dr. M. DeBakey et al

Dr. Debakey is the first to promulgate the idea that atherosclerosis is caused by both inflammation and infection.
Clamydia (not the std) was co-discovered in atherosclerotic plaques from all types of vessels (carotid, aortic, femoral, renal...). Further evidence derives from our teeth. Most persons who have periodontal disease have had/will have a heart attack. This is an evolving science...

In brief: Dr. M. DeBakey et al

Dr. Debakey is the first to promulgate the idea that atherosclerosis is caused by both inflammation and infection.
Clamydia (not the std) was co-discovered in atherosclerotic plaques from all types of vessels (carotid, aortic, femoral, renal...). Further evidence derives from our teeth. Most persons who have periodontal disease have had/will have a heart attack. This is an evolving science...
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts
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Dr. Andrew Chung
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Unknown

It would be the first person that suffered a heart attack.
We don't know who suffered the very first heart attack.

In brief: Unknown

It would be the first person that suffered a heart attack.
We don't know who suffered the very first heart attack.
Dr. Andrew Chung
Dr. Andrew Chung
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Early anatomists is most likely BUT no specific name
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