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Atherosclerosis

What is atherosclerosis?

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

Some people may confuse atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis, but they are not the same thing:

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  1. Atherosclerosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is a condition in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Plaque is a sticky substance made up of ... blood to your body. Some people may confuse atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis, but they are not the same ...
  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, sometimes called "hardening of the arteries," occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in ... the arteries and cause problems throughout the body. Atherosclerosis is a common disorder.
  4. Cerebral Arteriosclerosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Atherosclerosis/Specifics ... Atherosclerosis ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Cerebral arteriosclerosis ...
  5. What Is Atherosclerosis? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    Atherosclerosis/Patient Handouts ... Atherosclerosis ... Atherosclerosis/Start Here ... Atherosclerosis ... Coronary Artery Disease/Specifics ... Coronary Artery Disease ... Carotid ...
  6. Atherosclerosis and Stroke (American Stroke Association)  
    Atherosclerosis is the buildup of plaque in the arteries, which can lead to heart disease and stroke. ...
  7. Atherosclerosis is a disease of the arteries in which fatty material is deposited in the vessel wall, ... muscle leads to symptoms such as chest pain. Atherosclerosis shows no symptoms until a complication occurs.
  8. PAD is commonly caused by atherosclerosis . This problem occurs when fatty material (plaque) builds up on the walls of your arteries and makes them narrower. The walls ...
  9. ... as a complication of other diseases or medicines. Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is very common. Fatty ... fairly common. It is usually a result of atherosclerosis. High blood pressure and orthostatic hypotension are more ...
  10. Peripheral Arterial Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... of your heart. The cause of PAD is atherosclerosis. This happens when plaque builds up on the ...
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