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Enlarged view of atherosclerosis

Enlarged view of atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis is a disease of the arteries in which cholesterol is deposited in the wall of an artery, resulting in inflammation and narrowing of the arterial lumen (channel) that may eventually impair blood flow.




Review Date: 1/25/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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