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Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is the build-up of a deposit known as plaque on the inner wall of the arteries. Plaque is made up of calcium, cholesterol and fat. As more of it is deposited, the amount of space left for blood to flow becomes narrowed and restricted. Plaque build-up takes place slowly over time, which is why older people are more likely to show symptoms. Sometimes plaque can burst (rupture), which causes platelets to accumulate in the […]