Warning Signs Of Heart Disease

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Definition

Hardening of the arteries, also called atherosclerosis, is a common disorder. It occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the walls of arteries and form hard structures called plaques.

Over time, these plaques can block the arteries and cause symptoms and problems throughout the body.


Alternative Names

Atherosclerosis; Arteriosclerosis; Plaque buildup - arteries


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

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