Overview of Atherosclerosis

September 13, 2010

Dr. Carlo Di Mario discusses atherosclerosis, plaque which accumulates in the heart and blocks arteries, causing decreased blood flow, which causes chest pain.

Dr. Carlo Di Mario gives an overview on atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is cholesterol rich plaque which accumulates in the heart arteries, and blocks the lumen or inside of the vessel. This can cause decreased blood flow to the heart, called ischemia, which commonly causes chest pain.

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