About Arteriosclerosis

Other types of atherosclerosis are:

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Kidney Disease

Causes Atherosclerosis

  • High Cholesterol
  • Fat
  • Aging

Risks and complications associated with arteriosclerosis

Those with arteriosclerosis commonly suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure. Commonly arteriosclerosis progresses to atherosclerosis and its complications. These include coronary artery disease, when the atherosclerotic plaques occur in the arteries of the heart. This may lead to angina (chest pain on exertion), arrhythmias (abnormal heart rates or rhythms) etc. Another complication of atherosclerosis is cerebrovascular disease (that raises the risk of stroke or a transient ischemic attack) and peripheral artery disease (PAD) that is progressive hardening and narrowing of the arteries in the legs and arms.

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