coronary arteriosclerosis


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cor·o·nar·y ar·te·ri·o·scle·ro·sis

degenerative and metabolic changes of the walls of the coronary arteries usually beginning with atheroma of the intima and preceding to involve the media; also, calcified lesions known as Mönckeberg arteriosclerosis.
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Lifestyle modifications have been reported to be associated with regression of coronary arteriosclerosis (Ornish et al., 1990), and successful psychosocial intervention programs have shown positive effects on prognosis and mortality (e.g., Dusseldorp, van Elderen, Maes, & Kraaij, 1999; Smith & Ruiz, 2002).
He underwent a coronary angiography, which revealed coronary arteriosclerosis. On March 19, 1999, in preparation for the required triple bypass surgery, an intra-aortic augmentation balloon was inserted through the patient's femoral artery.
* some reversal of coronary arteriosclerosis after one year and even more reversal after five years;

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