Plaque buildup - arteries

Alternative names
Arteriosclerosis; Hardening of the arteries; Atherosclerosis

Definition

Atherosclerosis is a condition in which fatty material is deposited along the walls of arteries. This fatty material thickens, hardens, and may eventually block the arteries.

see Atherosclerosis

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Levon Ter-Markosyan, D.M.D.

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