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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. What Is Atherosclerosis? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    Atherosclerosis,Plaque,Atherosclerosis coronary artery disease,Atherosclerosis peripheral artery disease ... about symptoms, causes, prevention strategies, and treatments for atherosclerosis, a common condition that leads to heart disease ...
  5. Atherosclerosis and Stroke (American Stroke Association)  
    Atherosclerosis is the buildup of plaque in the arteries, which can lead to heart disease and stroke. ...
  6. 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.
  7. ... 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 ...
  8. ... blood vessels. This buildup is called plaque, or atherosclerosis. Plaque reduces or stops blood flow. This can ...
  9. Atherosclerosis is a disease of the arteries in which fatty material and plaque are deposited in the ...
  10. Atherosclerosis of the extremities is a disease of the peripheral blood vessels that is characterized by narrowing ...
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