Understanding Atherosclerosis

This artery-narrowing buildup of plaque can be dangerous to health, wherever in the body it occurs.


About half of Americans between the ages of 45 and 84 have some degree of atherosclerosis, and many don’t even know it. That’s worrisome because atherosclerosis can lead to a heart attack or stroke, as well as other life-threatening conditions, including kidney failure. To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid […]