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What does atherosclerosis effect?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
Artery wall: It affects the wall of arteries. Plaque builds up and can eventually block the artery resulting in symptoms such as chest pain if teh heart arteries are involved or stroke if it is the brain arteries. Factors such as a high cholesterol make the process more likely to occur.
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 48 years experience
Atherosclerosis : Can affect any artery in the body.
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 33 years experience
Not a good thing!: Atherosclerosis causes narrowing of blood vessels and result in poor blood flow to multiple organs most notably heart, brain, kidneys, intestines, limbs and eyes. This results in varying degrees of malfunction of these organs affecting quality of life and even threatening life.
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