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Explain the condition called blocked arteries.?

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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries, it is secondary to fat, cholesterol, and other substances deposition on the walls of arteries which forms hard structures called plaque.

In brief: Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries, it is secondary to fat, cholesterol, and other substances deposition on the walls of arteries which forms hard structures called plaque.
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
other causes also include traveling blood clot to anywhere in the body causing tissue death
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Atherosclerosis

It means plaque develop inside the arteries that ultimately blocks it and will therefore lead to a heart attack or a stroke.
The most common cause of a plaque is cholesterol.

In brief: Atherosclerosis

It means plaque develop inside the arteries that ultimately blocks it and will therefore lead to a heart attack or a stroke.
The most common cause of a plaque is cholesterol.
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