What is arterial plaque made up of?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Plaque is a sticky substance made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances. It can stick to the inside walls of blood vessels and build up over time, which can slow or block the flow of blood. This animation explains the dangers of plaque and how it can slow or eventually block the flow of blood.



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