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What is arteriosclerosis?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Arteriosclerosis refers to hardening and stiffening of the arteries over time so they are less flexible. It is part of the disease process in coronary artery disease. This animation shows how they are related.


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