How does cholesterol impact atherosclerosis?
Atherosclerosis is a condition in which arteries become clogged with fatty substances called plaques, or atheroma.
These plaques cause the arteries to harden and narrow, restricting the blood flow and oxygen supply to vital organs, and increasing the risk of blood clots that could potentially block the flow of blood to the heart or brain.
This video shows how cholesterol management impacts atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease risk.
Video kindly supplied thanks to AMGEN.