What is the impact of arteriosclerosis?

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It can cause some body parts to lose their function because enough blood is not flowing to those places. In more severe cases, it can cause a stroke or heart attack.


Arteriosclerosis is the hardening of arteries, sometimes because of plaque or fatty buildups and blockages. This restricts blood flow and could trigger a heart attack or stroke. Some organs may not receive an adequate blood supply and this may lead to organ failure.