Arteriosclerotic heart disease (Coronary artery disease):

What Do You Mean By Arteriosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis is a solidifying and narrowing of your arteries. It can put blood stream in danger as your arteries become impeded.

You may hear it called arteriosclerosis or atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. It is considered the main reason for heart attacks and many other cardiovascular diseases. You can forestall and treat this cycle.

Atherosclerosis Signs And Symptoms

You probably won't have manifestations until your corridor is almost shut or until you have a heart assault or stroke. Signs can likewise rely upon which corridor is limited or obstructed.

Side effects identified with your coronary arteries include:

  • Arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat
  • Agony or a pressing feeling in your chest area, including your chest, arms, neck, or jaw. This is known as angina.
  • Windedness

Manifestations identified with the arteries that convey blood to your mind include:

  • Deadness or shortcoming in your arms or legs
  • A tough time talking or understanding somebody who's talking
  • Hanging facial muscles
  • Loss of motion
  • Serious cerebral pain
  • Inconvenience finding in one or the two eyes
  • Manifestations identified with the arteries of your arms, legs, and pelvis include:
  • Leg torment when strolling
  • Numbness

Side effects identified with the arteries that convey blood to your kidneys include:

  • Hypertension
  • Kidney failure

What Causes Atherosclerosis?

Arteries are veins that convey blood from your heart all through your body. It keeps within your arteries fit as a fiddle and smooth, which keeps blood streaming.

Atherosclerosis starts with harm to the endothelium. Regular causes include:

  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Aggravation, as from joint inflammation or lupus
  • Stoutness or diabetes
  • Smoking
  • That harm makes plaque develop along the dividers of your arteries.

Arteriosclerotic heart disease (Coronary artery disease): 

Atherosclerosis is a hardening and narrowing of your arteries caused by cholesterol plaques lining the artery over time. It can put blood flow at risk as your arteries become blocked. You might hear it called arteriosclerosis or atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. It’s the usual cause of heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease -- what together are called cardiovascular disease.


Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from your heart throughout your body. They're lined by a thin layer of cells called the endothelium. It keeps the inside of your arteries in shape and smooth, which keeps blood flowing. Atherosclerosis begins with damage to the endothelium. Common causes include:

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Inflammation, like from arthritis or lupus
  • Obesity or diabetes
  • Smoking


Even as artery walls gradually thicken and stiffen, there usually are no arteriosclerosis symptoms. Even as the condition worsens into atherosclerosis, mild cases may still show no symptoms. That’s why regular checkups are important. As arteriosclerosis progresses, clogged arteries can trigger a heart attack or stroke, with the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain or pressure (angina)
  • Sudden arm or leg weakness or numbness
  • Slurred speech or difficulty speaking
  • Brief loss of vision in one eye
  • Drooping facial muscles
  • Pain when walking
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney failure


To determine whether you have atherosclerosis, your healthcare provider will start with:

  • Family medical history
  • Personal medical history
  • Physical exam, listening with a stethoscope for weak or absent pulse or an abnormal sound in your arteries called a bruit
  • Blood tests can measure the amount of fat, cholesterol, sugar, and protein in your blood.


Note: If nonservice-connected arteriosclerotic heart disease is superimposed on service-connected valvular or other non-arteriosclerotic heart disease, request a medical opinion as to which condition is causing the current signs and symptoms

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