Atherosclerosis is thickening or hardening of the arteries caused by a buildup of plaque in the inner lining of an artery. Can cause a heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, or blood clot.
Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fats, cholesterol and other substances in and on your artery walls. This buildup is called plaque. The plaque can cause your arteries to narrow, blocking blood flow. The plaque can also burst, leading to a blood clot.
- Chest Pain
- Shortness of breath