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Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Plaque is a sticky substance made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. Over time, plaque hardens and narrows your arteries. That limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your body.

Atherosclerosis can lead to serious problems, including

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Illustration of the heart featuring coronary artery blockage (atherosclerosis)
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  1. Atherosclerosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Plaque is a sticky substance ... flow of oxygen-rich blood to your body. Atherosclerosis can lead to serious problems, including Coronary artery ...
  2. Coronary Artery Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... on their inner walls. This buildup is called atherosclerosis. As it grows, less blood can flow through ...
  3. Peripheral Arterial Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... of your heart. The cause of PAD is atherosclerosis. This happens when plaque builds up on the ...
  4. Atherosclerosis; Arteriosclerosis; Plaque buildup - arteries ... 20 if you are at increased risk for atherosclerosis Getting a first screening test by age 35 ...
  5. Arteriosclerosis/Atherosclerosis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  6. Atherosclerosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is Atherosclerosis? Español Atherosclerosis (ath-er-o-skler-O-sis) ... problems, including heart attack , stroke , or even death. Atherosclerosis Figure A shows a normal artery with normal ...
  7. Cerebral Arteriosclerosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Cerebral Arteriosclerosis Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Cerebral Arteriosclerosis? Is there any treatment? ... being done? Clinical Trials Organizations What is Cerebral Arteriosclerosis? Cerebral arteriosclerosis is the result of thickening and ...
  8. Who Is at Risk for Atherosclerosis? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... NHLBI on Twitter. Who Is at Risk for Atherosclerosis? Coronary heart disease (atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries) ... role in atherosclerosis risk. Other Factors That Affect Atherosclerosis Other factors also may raise your risk for ...
  9. How Is Atherosclerosis Diagnosed? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Atherosclerosis Diagnosed? Your doctor will diagnose atherosclerosis based on ... Rate This Content: Next >> Featured Video What is atherosclerosis? 10/14/2014 August 4, 2014 Atherosclerosis Clinical ...
  10. Atherosclerosis and Stroke (American Stroke Association)  
    Atherosclerosis and Stroke Updated:Sep 16,2014 Excerpted and adapted from "When Risk Factors Unite," appearing in ... cause difficulty walking and eventually gangrene. Stroke and atherosclerosis There are two types of ischemic stroke caused ...
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