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Artherosclerosis is when plaque builds up occluding lumen of arteries, right. How does this affect blood pressure?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
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In brief: Atherosclerosis

A thickened atherosclerotic blood vessel becomes less compliant and can therefore result in a higher BP (same volume of blood traveling in smaller and stiffer pipes).
Elevated BP is a potent risk factor for accelerating atherosclerosis.

In brief: Atherosclerosis

A thickened atherosclerotic blood vessel becomes less compliant and can therefore result in a higher BP (same volume of blood traveling in smaller and stiffer pipes).
Elevated BP is a potent risk factor for accelerating atherosclerosis.
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