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What are the most important things that clog your arteries?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine

In brief: Clots

Deposits of cholesterol can trigger inflammation in the artery wall and this can slowly accumulate and plug the artery.
More commonly the inflammation in the wall causes a clot to form and that clot gets larger, like a snowball rolling downhill. That clot can plug the artery where it forms or float downstream and plug a smaller artery, getting larger as it travels. That stops blood flow.

In brief: Clots

Deposits of cholesterol can trigger inflammation in the artery wall and this can slowly accumulate and plug the artery.
More commonly the inflammation in the wall causes a clot to form and that clot gets larger, like a snowball rolling downhill. That clot can plug the artery where it forms or float downstream and plug a smaller artery, getting larger as it travels. That stops blood flow.
Dr. Vance Harris
Dr. Vance Harris
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