The causes of atherosclerosis include hypertension, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, smoking, and diabetes, explains Mayo Clinic. The disease can also develop as a result of inflammatory disorders such as ar... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The possible symptoms of atherosclerosis depend on the arteries affected by the disease, but can include angina, shortness of breath, sudden weakness and confusion, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institu... More »

Aortic atherosclerosis is the hardening of the aortic artery that occurs when plaque, a substance made of cholesterol, fats and cellular waste, builds up inside the arteries, partially or completely blocking the flow of ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health
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