Atherosclerosis is a common condition that develops when a sticky substance called plaque builds up inside your arteries. Disease linked to Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of death in the United States. About half of Americans between ages 45 and 84 have atherosclerosis and don’t know it. Atherosclerosis can affect most of the arteries in the body, including arteries in the heart, brain, arms, legs, pelvis, and kidneys.
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