Learning About Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is the clogging of the arteries. Barry Katzen, Founder and Chief Medical Executive at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, explains there is a substance called atherosclerotic plaque, which is a lipid based material and has a function on the elevated cholesterol and other factors that cause it. He says as this plaque grows it can narrow the artery. Atherosclerosis has a connection to aneurysm, but it is not the causative factor.

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