Frequently Asked Questions About Heart Disease

  • What is atherosclerosis?
  • Answer:

    Atherosclerosis, often described as a hardening of the arteries, occurs when the normal lining of the arteries deteriorates, the walls of arteries thicken, and deposits of fat and plaque build up, causing narrowing (or even blockage) of the arteries.
    coronary artery disease is a form of atherosclerosis. In coronary artery disease, the arteries that supply blood to the heart...more