"A chronic disease marked by the hardening and thickening of arteries and accumulation of plaque on the walls of the blood vessels. It can reduce or impair blood circulation. A group of diseases where there is thickening and hardening of arterial walls. It occurs due to fibrosis, narrowing of arterial luminal, loss of elasticity and a buildup of calcium and lipids deposits. The disorder more commonly affects men above the age of 50. "

Also Known As

  • Vascular Sclerosis
  • Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease