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Causes of Atherosclerosis

List of causes of Atherosclerosis

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Atherosclerosis) that could possibly cause Atherosclerosis includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Atherosclerosis:

Atherosclerosis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Atherosclerosis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Atherosclerosis:

Atherosclerosis: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Atherosclerosis: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Atherosclerosis:

Causes of Broader Categories of Atherosclerosis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Atherosclerosis as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Atherosclerosis as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Atherosclerosis. Our database lists the following as having Atherosclerosis as a complication of that condition:

Atherosclerosis as a symptom:

Conditions listing Atherosclerosis as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Atherosclerosis. Our database lists the following as having Atherosclerosis as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Atherosclerosis?

Causes: Atherosclerosis: It is characterized by a narrowing of the arteries caused by cholesterol-rich plaques of immune system cells (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)
Article excerpts about the causes of Atherosclerosis:
Plaque is a combination of cholesterol, other fatty materials, calcium, and blood components that stick to the artery wall lining. A hard shell or scar covers the plaque. Plaques have various sizes and shapes. Some plaques are unstable and can rupture or burst. When this happens, it causes blood clotting inside the artery. If a blood clot totally blocks the artery, it stops blood flow completely. This is what happens in most heart attacks and strokes. (Source: excerpt from ATHEROSCLEROSIS: NWHIC)

Medical news summaries relating to Atherosclerosis:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Atherosclerosis:

Related information on causes of Atherosclerosis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Atherosclerosis may be found in:

 

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