Cholesterol FAQs (cont.)
What kinds of problems are caused by high cholesterol?
High cholesterol may cause atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which can lead to narrowed coronary arteries to the heart and chest pain (angina) or heart attack.
Narrowed carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain may cause a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke (CVA).
Narrowed arteries to the legs can cause pain with walking (claudication) which is a symptom of peripheral artery disease.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2014
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