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What does atherosclerosis effect?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Atherosclerosis

Can affect any artery in the body.

In brief: Atherosclerosis

Can affect any artery in the body.
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not a good thing!

Atherosclerosis causes narrowing of blood vessels and result in poor blood flow to multiple organs most notably heart, brain, kidneys, intestines, limbs and eyes.
This results in varying degrees of malfunction of these organs affecting quality of life and even threatening life.

In brief: Not a good thing!

Atherosclerosis causes narrowing of blood vessels and result in poor blood flow to multiple organs most notably heart, brain, kidneys, intestines, limbs and eyes.
This results in varying degrees of malfunction of these organs affecting quality of life and even threatening life.
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Artery wall

It affects the wall of arteries.
Plaque builds up and can eventually block the artery resulting in symptoms such as chest pain if teh heart arteries are involved or stroke if it is the brain arteries. Factors such as a high cholesterol make the process more likely to occur.

In brief: Artery wall

It affects the wall of arteries.
Plaque builds up and can eventually block the artery resulting in symptoms such as chest pain if teh heart arteries are involved or stroke if it is the brain arteries. Factors such as a high cholesterol make the process more likely to occur.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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