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What does arteriosclerosis lead to?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Blockage(s)

It leads to progressive 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.

In brief: Blockage(s)

It leads to progressive 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.
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Coronary artery

Blockages and stroke.

In brief: Coronary artery

Blockages and stroke.
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