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  • vascular
  • However studies in animals suggest that a predominantly medial pattern of vascular calcification reflects different underlying mechanisms of disease, and despite involvement of the internal elastic lamina, evidence of inflammation is rare in Mönckeberg's arteriosclerosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • calcification
  • The existence of Mönckeberg's arteriosclerosis has been disputed and it has been proposed that it is a part of a continuum of atherosclerotic disease: the majority of atherosclerotic plaques contain some calcium deposits and calcification of the internal elastic lamina is common in pathological specimens labelled as Mönckeberg's arteriosclerosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • cholesterol
  • Although the relationship between blood cholesterol levels and arteriosclerosis is not fully understood, the utilization of low-density lipids appears to be a primary indicator of the risk of arteriosclerosis. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Drug therapy for underlying conditions, such as drugs for the treatment of high cholesterol, drugs to treat high blood pressure (ACE inhibitors), and anti-coagulant drugs, are often prescribed to help prevent arteriosclerosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis of an individual suspected of having arteriosclerosis can be based on a physical exam , blood test , EKG and the results of these tests (among other exams). (wikipedia.org)
  • disorders
  • The prevalence of Mönckeberg's arteriosclerosis increases with age and is more frequent in diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic inflammatory conditions, hypervitaminosis D and rare genetic disorders, such as Keutel syndrome. (wikipedia.org)
  • volume
  • The remainder of the proceedings, dealing with the epide- miologic, clinical and preventive aspects of arteriosclerosis, will be published in a second volume. (springer.com)