Health Tip: Hardening of the Arteries11/22/10
(HealthDay News) -- Hardening of the arteries -- medically
called atherosclerosis -- occurs when a combination of fat,
cholesterol and calcium sticks to the inside of the vessels that
carry blood to your heart. This causes the arteries to clog and
The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says
atherosclerosis can lead to:
- Heart attack.
- Carotid artery disease.
- Coronary heart disease.
- Peripheral arterial disease.
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