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what is arteriosclerosis?

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Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
CVD: It is hardening of the arteries, caused by fat, cholesterol, and other substances building up in the arteries - this is called plaque - making the arteries stiffer. This plaque interferes with the normal function of the arteries and can cause problems and symptoms throughout the body. The plaque can block the arteries and/or it can break off and flow to smaller vessels and block them.
Answered on Nov 25, 2013
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: Arteriosclerotic heart disease is the abnormality of the heart caused by arteriosclerosis of the heart arteries.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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