Also known as: arteriosclerosis, arteriosclerotic vascular disease, ASVD.
What is atherosclerosis?
The process starts in childhood which over time narrows the arteries that contribute to a number of heart and circulatory problems usually later in life. It is unusual for children/adolescents to have the complications associated with significant atherosclerosis (heart attack and stroke).
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
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