Atherosclerosis is thickening or hardening of the arteries caused by a buildup of plaque in the inner lining of an artery. Risk factors may include high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, obesity, physical activity, and eating saturated fats.
No,one cannot reverse plaque in the arteries. However, one can prevent further plaque deposition by eating a heart healthy diet.
Troponin blood test is accurately used to know about clogged arteries and heart muscle damage
LDL, or low-density lipoprotein, is sometimes called 'bad cholesterol'. It carries cholesterol that can stick to arteries, collect in the vessel lining forming plaque, and sometimes block blood flow. HDL, or high-density lipoprotein, is sometimes called 'good cholesterol'
This testing helps inform you and your doctor about your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other health conditions.