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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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  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. Atherosclerosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis (ath-er-o-skler-O-sis) is ... problems, including heart attack , stroke , or even death. Atherosclerosis Figure A shows a normal artery with normal ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. HIV and Atherosclerosis (American Heart Association)  
    HIV and Atherosclerosis Updated:Jan 22,2014 Featured Video How is HIV Related to Atherosclerosis? Length: 2:51 Watch this video ... levels–-both HDL and LDL-–and triglycerides. How atherosclerosis happens There are several reasons why HIV patients ...
  7. Atherosclerosis (American Heart Association)  
    Atherosclerosis Updated:May 12,2014 View an animation of atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, is ... the arteries as you get older. How does atherosclerosis start and progress? It's a complex process. Exactly ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. How Is Atherosclerosis Treated? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Atherosclerosis Treated? Treatments for atherosclerosis may include lifestyle changes, ...
  10. ... Patient information Patient information: Children and heart disease (atherosclerosis) (Beyond the Basics) Authors Sarah D de Ferranti, ...
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