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Can you please explain the hardening of the heart's arteries caused by?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Cholesterol and time

Untreated high chol , high bp, and time usually are the big factors.
Family hx also plays a key role.

In brief: Cholesterol and time

Untreated high chol , high bp, and time usually are the big factors.
Family hx also plays a key role.
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
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Dr. Maritza Baez
hx means history
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine

In brief: Aging, cholesterol

"hardening of the arteries" is a term referring to usually elderly people who have had cholesterol plaque build up, lining the arteries over many years.
The plaque becomes hardened over time due to calcium deposits in the plaque. The effect of all this is that the arteries become stiffer. This also usually leads to higher blood pressure since the heart has to pump harder to get blood flowing.

In brief: Aging, cholesterol

"hardening of the arteries" is a term referring to usually elderly people who have had cholesterol plaque build up, lining the arteries over many years.
The plaque becomes hardened over time due to calcium deposits in the plaque. The effect of all this is that the arteries become stiffer. This also usually leads to higher blood pressure since the heart has to pump harder to get blood flowing.
Dr. David Fink
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