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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. 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 ...
  5. Atherosclerosis and Stroke (American Stroke Association)  
    Atherosclerosis and Stroke Updated:Jul 17,2013 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. Atherosclerosis (American Heart Association)  
    Atherosclerosis Updated:Dec 18,2013 View an animation of atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis. The ... re in their 50s or 60s. How does atherosclerosis start? It's a complex process. Exactly how atherosclerosis ...
  7. 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, ...
  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. ... Patient information Patient information: Children and heart disease (atherosclerosis) (Beyond the Basics) Authors Sarah D de Ferranti, ...
  10. Atherosclerosis (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    MENU Return to Web version Atherosclerosis Overview What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis (say: “ath-er-o-skler-o-sis”) is a disease that causes your arteries to become ...
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