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Atherosclerosis: Learning More About The Silent Killer

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Atherosclerosis, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Hardened Arteries, Plaque, Vein Health on September 02, 2015

This disease damages the heart to the point that it cannot function effectively as a pump, which leads to the death of the patient.Atherosclerosis is a medical term used to describe the accumulation of plaque along the inner walls of an artery. The plaque, which consists of fat, cholesterol and calcium, is deposited over time, eventually blocking the artery.

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Atherosclerosis: The Modern World's Greatest Health Hazard - Part 3 of 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Diabetes Vein Problems, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Hardening of the Arteries, Vein Disease, Vein Health on January 24, 2013

In Part 2 of our series on Atherosclerosis, we discussed how plaque and subsequent blockage actually forms in our arteries. Some of this process is unavoidable and is present in essentially all adult Americans. One goal of today's discussion is to consider why diabetic individuals have more severe hardening of the arteries. The second goal is to discuss how all people, both diabetics and[...]

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Atherosclerosis: The Modern World's Greatest Health Hazard - Part 2 of 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein, Five Star Vein Institute, Hardening of the Arteries, Vein Disease, Vein Health on January 22, 2013

In Part 1 of our series on atherosclerosis, we defined atherosclerosis and how it acts to become the world’s greatest health hazard. We talked about plaque build up and make up.

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Atherosclerosis: The Modern World's Greatest Health Hazard - Part 1 of 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Hardening of the Arteries, Vein Disease, Vein Health on January 17, 2013

Atherosclerosis, aka arteriosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries”, causes more health problems and death than any other disease entity in our modern world. The odds are that anyone reading this article will be afflicted by the ravages of this problem; they may even die because of it.

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