Atherosclerosis

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Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis[1] in which the wall of the artery has lesions. These lesions may lead to narrowing due to the buildup of atheromatous plaque.[2] There are usually no symptoms.[3]

When severe, it can cause coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease, or kidney failure.

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  1. "Arteriosclerosis / atherosclerosis - Symptoms and causes". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  2. "What Is Atherosclerosis? - NHLBI, NIH". www.nhlbi.nih.gov. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. "What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Atherosclerosis? - NHLBI, NIH". www.nhlbi.nih.gov. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2017.