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Atherosclerosis

Alternate Names : Arteriosclerosis, Hardening of the Arteries

Atherosclerosis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?

The symptoms of atherosclerosis depend on which arteries are most affected by the buildup of plaque. Atherosclerosis can affect the heart, the kidneys, and virtually any other organ.

  • Atherosclerosis of the arteries in the heart is called coronary artery disease. It can cause chest pain and heart attack.
  • Atherosclerosis of the blood vessels leading to the brain can cause a stroke.
  • Atherosclerosis of the blood vessels in the legs can result in leg pain during or after exercise. This is called intermittent claudication.
  • Atherosclerosis of the blood vessels that supply the kidneys can cause kidney failure.

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    Author: William M. Boggs, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 08/07/01



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