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33 Treatments for Arteriosclerosis

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Atherosclerosis is a narrowing of the arteries caused by a buildup of plaque. It is also called arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from the heart to the rest of your body. ...[read article]

Tests for Arteriosclerosis

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If you or someone you love has suffered from a blood clot, stroke, heart disease, or similar health problem, your doctor may recommend a magnetic resonance angiogra...  More
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Until recently, angiography was the best method for assessing blood vessel function. This procedure involves injecting a contrast agent into the blood and using an ...  More
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An arteriogram is a procedure that produces an image of your arteries. Your doctor will use dye (called contrast material) and X-rays to observe the flow of blood t...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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Doppler ultrasound is a technique used to measure the flow of blood through your arteries and blood vessels-usually those in your extremities. Vascular flow studies...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Doppler Echocardiography
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Millions of Americans suffer from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a disease that occurs when your blood cannot flow efficiently through your arteries. Find out i...  More
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An arteriogram is a procedure that produces an image of your arteries. Your doctor will use dye (called contrast material) and X-rays to observe the flow of blood t...  More
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An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart, allowing your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functionin...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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Doppler Studies
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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Lipid Panel
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An exercise stress test is used to determine how well your heart responds during times when it is working the hardest. During the test, you will be asked to exercis...  More
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Optical Coherence Tomography
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Radioimmunodetection
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Surgical Procedures for Arteriosclerosis

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Endarterectomy
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Angioplasty and stent placement are common procedures to open clogged arteries in the heart. These procedures are formally known as coronary angioplasty or percutan...  More
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Bypass Graft
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Atherectomy
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Angioplasty and stent placement are common procedures to open clogged arteries in the heart. These procedures are formally known as coronary angioplasty or percutan...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Arteriosclerosis

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ASPIRIN (AS pir in) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever. This medicine is also used as directed by a doctor to prevent and to treat heart at...  More
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SIMVASTATIN (SIM va stat in) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or 'statin'. It lowers the level of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Thi...  More
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LOVASTATIN (LOE va sta tin) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or 'statin'. It lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood. This drug may also red...  More
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CLOPIDOGREL (kloh PID oh grel) helps to prevent blood clots. This medicine is used to prevent heart attack, stroke, or other vascular events in people who are at hi...  More
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PENTOXIFYLLINE (pen tox I fi leen) improves blood flow. This medicine helps to decrease the pain, discomfort, or cramps you can get from having poor circulation in ...  More
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CILOSTAZOL (sil OH sta zol) is used to treat the symptoms of intermittent claudication. This condition causes pain in the legs during walking, and goes away with re...  More
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LEVOCARNITINE (lee voe KAR ni teen) is a nutritional supplement. It used to treat people who do not have enough carnitine in their body.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Arteriosclerosis

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ASPIRIN (AS pir in) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever. This medicine is also used as directed by a doctor to prevent and to treat heart at...  More
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LEVOCARNITINE (lee voe KAR ni teen) is a nutritional supplement. It used to treat people who do not have enough carnitine in their body.  More
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