Hardening of the Arteries (cont.)
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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
Shabir Bhimji, MD
Shehnaz Shaikh, MD
Alan D Forker, MD
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Atherosclerosis is a disease of large and medium-sized muscular arteries and is characterized by endothelial dysfunction, vascular inflammation, and the buildup of lipids, cholesterol, calcium, and cellular debris within the intima of the vessel wall.