Introduction: Atherosclerosis


Atherosclerosis: Hardening of the arteries.

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty deposits called plaque on the inside walls of arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen and blood to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. As plaque builds up in an artery, the artery gradually narrows and can become clogged. As an artery becomes more and more narrowed, less blood can flow through. The artery may also become less elastic ("hardening of the arteries"). Atherosclerosis is the main cause of a group of diseases called cardiovascular diseasesódiseases of the heart and blood vessels.1

Researching symptoms of Atherosclerosis: Further information about the symptoms of Atherosclerosis is available including a list of symptoms of Atherosclerosis, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Atherosclerosis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Atherosclerosis: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Atherosclerosis, underlying causes of Atherosclerosis (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Atherosclerosis: Various information is available about treatments available for Atherosclerosis, prevention of Atherosclerosis, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Atherosclerosis: Research more detailed information about the causes of Atherosclerosis, other possibly hidden causes of Atherosclerosis, or other general information about Atherosclerosis.

Statistics and Atherosclerosis: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Atherosclerosis, prevalence and incidence statistics for Atherosclerosis, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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Last revision: April 9, 2003

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