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What are my odds of getting atherosclerosis?

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If you're 40 and generally healthy, you have about a 50% chance of developing serious atherosclerosis in your lifetime. The risk goes up as you get older. Most adults older than 60 have some atherosclerosis, but no noticeable symptoms.

From: Atherosclerosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Tuzcu, E., 2001. Circulation,

Lloyd-Jones, D., 1999. Lancet,

McGovern, P., 1996. New EnglandJournal of Medicine,

American College of Cardiology.

Yusuf, S., , 2005. Lancet

Stein Y., , 2001. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology

Nissen S., 2006. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Richard Stein, MD, national spokesman, American Heart Association; professor of medicine and director of urban community cardiology program, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Tuzcu, E., 2001. Circulation,

Lloyd-Jones, D., 1999. Lancet,

McGovern, P., 1996. New EnglandJournal of Medicine,

American College of Cardiology.

Yusuf, S., , 2005. Lancet

Stein Y., , 2001. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology

Nissen S., 2006. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Richard Stein, MD, national spokesman, American Heart Association; professor of medicine and director of urban community cardiology program, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 01, 2018

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