Arterial calcification can be a normal part of aging or injury but can also be the result of abnormal calcium metabolism, lithotripsy, or genetic or autoimmune disorders. Other causes of calcification include surgery and... More » Science Human Anatomy Blood

Vascular calcification, or calcification of the arteries, occurs when excessive calcium builds up in the arteries, according to Healthline. Although sometimes harmless, the condition can affect blood vessels and disrupt ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Causes of coronary artery atherosclerosis include high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol levels and smoking, according to Mayo Clinic. These causes damage the inner layer of the coronary artery, causing accumula... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health
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