Atherosclerosis (ath-er-o-skle-RO-sis) is the hardening and narrowing of the arteries. It is caused by the slow buildup of plaque (plak) on the inside of walls of the arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in your blood. As it grows, the buildup of plaque narrows the inside of the artery and, in time, may restrict blood flow.
A drug that prevents blood from clotting. It belongs to the family of drugs called anticoagulants (blood thinners).
Atherosclerosis as related to Warfarin
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Atherosclerosis (also known as arteriosclerotic vascular disease or ASVD) is a specific form of arteriosclerosis in which an artery wall thickens as a result of the ...
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What is it? Overview. What Is It? Atherosclerosis occurs when your arteries narrow and become less flexible, which happens when plaque collects on the inner walls.
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Atherosclerosis - hardening and narrowing of the arteries is the leading cause of heart attacks, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.
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