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What Is Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a form of hardening of the arteries in which plaque accumulates in the walls of arteries, eventually causing the opening of the vessels to narrow. When an artery becomes narrowed enough, the oxygen and nutrients carried by the blood cannot reach the organ supplied by that artery, starving it. For instance, the coronary arteries deliver blood to the heart. If the heart is not getting the amount of blood it needs—especially when it has to work harder, […]