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Hardening of the Arteries (cont.)

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Information for Patients and the Public, Heart and Vascular Diseases

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Cholesterol Education Program

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

National Stroke Association

MedlinePlus, Atherosclerosis

Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/4/2014
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