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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 8/12/2015
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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.

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