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What happens in arteriosclerosis?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Diease

Arteriosclerosis is a pathological process of injury to the lining of the arteries (endothelium) characterized by the build up of fatty deposits, cholesterol, inflammatory cells, calcium, and debris which gradually narrows the lumen (passageway) of the artery.
Discrete plaques can rupture, thrombose (form a clot) and occlude (become completely blocked) leading to heart attack or stroke.

In brief: Diease

Arteriosclerosis is a pathological process of injury to the lining of the arteries (endothelium) characterized by the build up of fatty deposits, cholesterol, inflammatory cells, calcium, and debris which gradually narrows the lumen (passageway) of the artery.
Discrete plaques can rupture, thrombose (form a clot) and occlude (become completely blocked) leading to heart attack or stroke.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Progressive blockage

It is a 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: Progressive blockage

It is a 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
Dr. Charles Jost
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