Sequelae of Atherosclerosis
In its early stages atheroslerotic disease is asymptomatic, but as the condition progresses, blood supply can become increasing compromised as the blood vessels narrow. This can lead to a variety of symptomatic problems, depending on the location of the atherosclerotic plaques. Bear in mind also, that atherosclerosis tends to be a diffuse process; if an individual has evidence of atherosclerosis in one location, they are likely to have blockages at other sites as well.
- Myocardial Infarction
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (peripheral vascular disease)
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
The three videos below provide additional information on some of the more serious sequelae.
Overview of Coronary Artery Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Congestive Heart Failure