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Hardening of the Arteries (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

One should consult a health care provider if there are risk factors for atherosclerosis (arteriosclerosis), especially if one has any unexplained symptoms suggesting blocked arteries.

If a person has been diagnosed with atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries, a health care provider should be consulted before beginning any exercise program.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/4/2014
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