Atherosclerosis is defined as the narrowing of blood vessels due to deposition of plaques in the artery. Atherosclerosis does not show any symptoms until it severely narrows the arteries or completely narrows the artery. Age, obese, lack of exercise, high fat diet are some of the reasons for atherosclerosis. It leads to coronary artery disease where the artery that supplies blood to heart gets stiffened and narrowed due to deposition of plaque.
Canadian Cardiovascular Society; Argentine Society of Cardiology; ; Association of Cardiologists of Bosnia & Herzegovina; British Heart Foundation; Spanish Heart Foundation.