What Are the Impacts of Arteriosclerosis?

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The impacts of arteriosclerosis depend on which arteries are blocked. For example:
  • Coronary artery disease. When arteriosclerosis narrows the arteries close to your heart, you may develop coronary artery disease.
  • Carotid artery disease. When arteriosclerosis narrows the arteries close to your brain, you may develop carotid artery disease.
  • Peripheral artery disease. When arteriosclerosis narrows the arteries in your arms or legs, you may develop circulation problems in your arms and legs called peripheral artery disease.
  • Aneurysms. Arteriosclerosis can also cause aneurysms, a serious complication that can occur anywhere in your body. An aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of your artery.
  • Chronic kidney disease. Arteriosclerosis can cause the arteries leading to your kidneys to narrow, preventing oxygenated blood from reaching them.
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