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What are the dangers of arterial plaque in vessels?

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Dr. David Shenouda
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Atherosclerosis

Plaque build up may be progressive and cut off the flow of blood to the receiving organ like the heart, brain, legs etc.
Or the plaque can break open sending little pieces down stream or worse the plaque can break open and potentate a blood clot that completely and suddenly blocks the flow of blood - think heart attack or stroke. This is the #1 cause of death in the United States.

In brief: Atherosclerosis

Plaque build up may be progressive and cut off the flow of blood to the receiving organ like the heart, brain, legs etc.
Or the plaque can break open sending little pieces down stream or worse the plaque can break open and potentate a blood clot that completely and suddenly blocks the flow of blood - think heart attack or stroke. This is the #1 cause of death in the United States.
Dr. David Shenouda
Dr. David Shenouda
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Check out

Atherosclerosis at www.
Heart.Org.

In brief: Check out

Atherosclerosis at www.
Heart.Org.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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