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Transcript of Atherosclerosis
A disease in which arteries become clogged and harden due to the formation of fibrofatty lesions in the intima lining of large and medium-sized arteries.
The exact cause of atherosclerosis is unknown, however, it may start when certain factors damage the inner layers of the arteries.
High blood Pressure
Atherosclerosis usually doesn't cause symptoms until it severely narrows or totally blocks an artery.
Many don't know they have the disease until they suffer a myocardial infarction or a stroke.
Ankle and brachial index
Life style changes
healthy diet and exercise
Cholesterol, BP, Anticoagulants
Pain in neck, jaw, shoulders
Pain arms or back
S/S of atherosclerosis when affecting the carotid arteries
Loss of consciousness
Sudden Severe headache
S/S of atherosclerosis affecting the peripheral arteries
Complications of atherosclerosis
Loss of appetite
Swelling of hands and feet
Coronary heart disease
Peripheral arterial disease
Peripheral vascular disease
Atherosclerosis can be delayed and reversed. Certain measures are necessary to prevent complications.
S/S of atherosclerosis affecting the renal arteries
S/S of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries
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"What Is Atherosclerosis?" - NHLBI, NIH. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013