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What is the difference between atherosclerosis, high cholesterol and plaque ?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: High Cholesterol and

Triglcerides, either as an intrinsic genetic malady or diet and diabetes, lead to plaque, and then manifestations of atherosclerosis, including coronary artery disease.
Treatmnt of chol/tg elevation reduces mortality and risk of coronary stenosis, and maybe other vascular events (stroke, aortic aneurysm, peripheral vascular disease).

In brief: High Cholesterol and

Triglcerides, either as an intrinsic genetic malady or diet and diabetes, lead to plaque, and then manifestations of atherosclerosis, including coronary artery disease.
Treatmnt of chol/tg elevation reduces mortality and risk of coronary stenosis, and maybe other vascular events (stroke, aortic aneurysm, peripheral vascular disease).
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Yu Sun
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Relevant concept

Atherosclerosis , high cholesterol and plaque belong to different categories, there are inherent connections between them. High choleterol is one reason for the development of plaque and atherosclerosis, and plaque is a stage and presentation of atherosclerosis.

In brief: Relevant concept

Atherosclerosis , high cholesterol and plaque belong to different categories, there are inherent connections between them. High choleterol is one reason for the development of plaque and atherosclerosis, and plaque is a stage and presentation of atherosclerosis.
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