Atherosclerosis Complications

Atherosclerosis is a disease where fatty material called plaque builds up in the inner lining of arteries. Plaque build-up reduces the amount of blood and oxygen that gets to vital organs. Atherosclerosis can occur anywhere in your body.

Complications of atherosclerosis include: stroke or TIA in the brain, angina or heart attack, kidney failure, erectile dysfunction, and peripheral artery disease.


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