atherosclerotic heart disease


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atherosclerotic heart disease

A general term for the progressive narrowing and hardening of coronary arteries due to atheroma deposition which, with time, undergo calcification and ulceration.
 
Risk of progression
Increased cholesterol, hypertension, smoking, diabetes, family history of atherosclerotic heart disease.

atherosclerotic heart disease

Cardiology A general term for the progressive narrowing and hardening of coronary arteries, due to atheroma deposition which, with time undergo calcification and ulceration Risk of progression ↑ Cholesterol, HTN, smoking, DM, family Hx of ASHD. See Atherosclerosis, Atherosclerotic plaque.
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Atherosclerotic heart disease is defined as an occlusion or blockage due to a buildup of plaque in the arteries which supply blood to the heart muscle.
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