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What sort of problem is arteriosclerosis of the heart?
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
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In brief: Arteriosclerosis
Arteriosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries.
This happens from fat, cholesterol or other harmful substances stick to the wall of the artery and form a plaque. Over time, the plaque can grow and end up closing off most of the artery. This causes a decreased blood flow and you can get problems with the heart from not getting enough blood.

In brief: Arteriosclerosis
Arteriosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries.
This happens from fat, cholesterol or other harmful substances stick to the wall of the artery and form a plaque. Over time, the plaque can grow and end up closing off most of the artery. This causes a decreased blood flow and you can get problems with the heart from not getting enough blood.
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
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In brief: Arteriosclerosis
Arteriosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries.
This happens from fat, cholesterol or other harmful substances stick to the wall of the artery and form a plaque. Over time, the plaque can grow and end up closing off most of the artery. This causes a decreased blood flow and you can get problems with the blood flow to the heart leading such as a heart attack.

In brief: Arteriosclerosis
Arteriosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries.
This happens from fat, cholesterol or other harmful substances stick to the wall of the artery and form a plaque. Over time, the plaque can grow and end up closing off most of the artery. This causes a decreased blood flow and you can get problems with the blood flow to the heart leading such as a heart attack.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
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