What Are the Impacts of Arteriosclerosis?

Q:
What are the impacts of arteriosclerosis?

A:
The impacts of arteriosclerosis depend on which arteries are blocked.

For example:

  • Coronary artery disease.
    When arteriosclerosis narrows the arteries close to your heart, you may develop coronary artery disease.
  • Carotid artery disease.
    When arteriosclerosis narrows the arteries close to your brain, you may develop carotid artery disease.
  • Peripheral artery disease.
    When arteriosclerosis narrows the arteries in your arms or legs, you may develop circulation problems in your arms and legs called peripheral artery disease.
  • Aneurysms.
    Arteriosclerosis can also cause aneurysms, a serious complication that can occur anywhere in your body. An aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of your artery.
  • Chronic kidney disease.
    Arteriosclerosis can cause the arteries leading to your kidneys to narrow, preventing oxygenated blood from reaching them.

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