Atherosclerosis | Overview

Share:

What is atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis (say: “ath-er-o-skler-o-sis”) is a disease that causes your arteries to become hard and narrowed. It’s even possible for an artery to become completely blocked. Your arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body.

 

This content was developed with general underwriting support from Nature Made®.

Bibliography

See a list of resources used in the development of this information.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Created: 12/10

Share: