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

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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