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Care plan your doctor would usually recommend for arteriosclerosis atherosclerosis

Microsoft Start Health logo Microsoft Start Health 21-03-2023 Dr. Kabir Sethi, DM Cardiology
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A condition where the arteries become narrowed and hardened due to buildup of plaque (fats) in the artery wall. Symptoms vary depending on the clogged artery.


Mild arteriosclerosis doesn't usually have symptoms. Symptoms vary depending on which arteries are clogged.


The exact cause of arteriosclerosis is unknown. It may start with a damage or injury to the inner layer of an artery (the blood vessel which supplies oxygen- rich blood from the heart to throughout the body).


Depending on the physical examination and the symptoms expressed, certain tests are advised to confirm the diagnosis.

Common treatment options

How is this diagnosed?


  • Treatable by a medical professional
  • Diagnosed by medical professional
  • Often requires lab test or imaging
  • Can last several years or be lifelong
  • Common for ages 60 and older
  • More common in males
  • Can be dangerous or life threatening if untreated
  • Family history may increase likelihood


Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors: Lowers blood pressure.

Benazepril . Captopril . Enalapril

Calcium channel blockers: Helps in lowering blood pressure.


Diuretics: Diuretics lower blood pressure.


Beta blockers: Can lower blood pressure and slow down progression of atherosclerosis.

Acebutolol . Betaxolol

Statins: Lower the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL).

Atorvastatin . Fluvastatin

Anti platelet medications: Helps in reducing the formation of platelet clumps in narrowed arteries.


Fibrinolytic enzymes: Therapy to break the clot apart using clot-dissolving enzymes.

Streptokinase . Urokinase

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For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice. Source: Focus Medica.

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