Arteriosclerosis / Atherosclerosis

You may not know that you have atherosclerosis until a hardened artery causes a medical emergency. However, you can take steps to protect yourself. Healthy lifestyle changes and medications can help.

Review Date: Friday, October 31, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Cholesterol IQ Quiz

Take this short quiz to learn how diet, physical activity, smoking and other factors impact the body's cholesterol levels.

Review Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

American Heart Association

What Is Atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis, sometimes referred to as arteriosclerosis, is the hardening and narrowing of the arteries and a leading cause of illness and death in the United States. This document provides an overview of causes, risk factors, symptoms, prevention and treatments.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

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