Atherosclerosis

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

This page was last updated on: 6/21/2019 2:21:03 AM