Atherosclerosis

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What is Atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis is a form of arteriosclerosis—a condition where fatty materials collect and calcify on the inside of arteries. The resulting plaque creates blockages that can lead to a stroke, a heart attack, or a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung).

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How is Atherosclerosis Treated at TriHealth?

Atherosclerosis can be treated in many ways, including routine monitoring, medicine regimens, or some of the following procedures: 

Angioplasty

Our highly trained interventional cardiologists offer both traditional stent and wrist access angioplasty, which is a unique and "less disruptive" treatment option.   Cardiac Bypass Surgery

Cardiac Bypass Surgery

Our specially trained cardiologists use various approaches, including minimally invasive procedures, to treat even the most severe cardiac cases. Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

People with heart disease can reach the highest possible levels of physical and mental performance with the help of our multidiscliplinary team.

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