Occurs in Multiple Arteries
(plaque formation) is a silent process and may occur in
large and medium-sized arteries anywhere in the body.
Therefore, finding evidence of plaque formation in one
location increases the likelihood of having plaque in
for plaques are:
Arteries - the carotid arteries bring oxygenated
blood to the brain; a clot may occur, break off, and become
lodged in a smaller vessel of the brain, or the carotids may
become narrowed with plaque, causing a stroke.
Arteries - the coronary arteries bring oxygenated
blood to the heart muscle: coronary plaques can rupture or
cause severe narrowing of the artery, resulting in chest
pain and a heart attack.
atherosclerosis occurs everywhere, developing plaque in any
location will place you at higher risk of heart attack,
stroke and other clinical consequences of plaque build-up