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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. Atherosclerosis (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 ...
  4. Who Is at Risk for Atherosclerosis? (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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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, ... Rate This Content: NEXT >> Featured Video What is atherosclerosis? 10/14/2014 August 4, 2014 Atherosclerosis Clinical ...
  7. How Is Atherosclerosis Diagnosed? (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 ...
  8. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Atherosclerosis? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... Twitter. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis usually doesn't cause signs and symptoms ... Rate This Content: NEXT >> Featured Video What is atherosclerosis? 10/14/2014 August 4, 2014 Atherosclerosis Clinical ...
  9. Living with Atherosclerosis (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With Atherosclerosis Improved treatments have reduced the number of deaths ... Rate This Content: NEXT >> Featured Video What is atherosclerosis? 10/14/2014 August 4, 2014 Atherosclerosis Clinical ...
  10. What Causes Atherosclerosis? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Causes Atherosclerosis? The exact cause of atherosclerosis isn't known. ... Rate This Content: NEXT >> Featured Video What is atherosclerosis? 10/14/2014 August 4, 2014 Atherosclerosis Clinical ...
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