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Why is arteriosclerosis dangerous?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Blocks blood flow

Arteriosclerosis is dangeous if it restricts blood flow to vital organs by causing build-up of plaque that narrows the inside of arteries.
However the most potential for harm comes from the rare instances where atherosclerotic plaques may become inflamed and suddently activate clotting components, leading to a sudden complete (or near-complete) obstruction of blood flow.

In brief: Blocks blood flow

Arteriosclerosis is dangeous if it restricts blood flow to vital organs by causing build-up of plaque that narrows the inside of arteries.
However the most potential for harm comes from the rare instances where atherosclerotic plaques may become inflamed and suddently activate clotting components, leading to a sudden complete (or near-complete) obstruction of blood flow.
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. John Burns
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Restricts flow

Atherosclerosis affects many blood vessels that supply blood to a number of very important organs needed to sustain life.
If it develops in vessels supplying the heart or brain it may lead to heart attacks and strokes.

In brief: Restricts flow

Atherosclerosis affects many blood vessels that supply blood to a number of very important organs needed to sustain life.
If it develops in vessels supplying the heart or brain it may lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Dr. John Burns
Dr. John Burns
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