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Atheroembolic disease



Atheroembolic disease is medical conditions caused by the embolization of ruptured atheromatous plaques into distal blood vessels.

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Symptoms

Risk factors

Complications

Diagnosis

Treatment

Atheroembolic disease is difficult to treat. The primary treatment is prevention, by controlling the risk factors (i.e. smoking, cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension).

Prognosis of the condition is generally poor as embolization is usually chronic.


 
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