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Atherosclerosis: Learning More About The Silent Killer

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Atherosclerosis, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Hardened Arteries, Plaque, Vein Health on September 02, 2015

This disease damages the heart to the point that it cannot function effectively as a pump, which leads to the death of the patient.Atherosclerosis is a medical term used to describe the accumulation of plaque along the inner walls of an artery. The plaque, which consists of fat, cholesterol and calcium, is deposited over time, eventually blocking the artery.

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