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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