What is the prevalence of noncoronary atherosclerosis?

Updated: Dec 23, 2019
  • Author: F Brian Boudi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
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The true frequency of atherosclerosis is difficult, if not impossible, to accurately determine, because it is a predominantly asymptomatic condition.

A study by Semba et al suggests that high concentrations of plasma klotho, a hormone that has been implicated in atherosclerosis, are independently associated with a lower likelihood of having CVD. [5]


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