H. Simon Tran, MD, RVT - Vascular Surgeon with The Deaconess Heart Group
Clogged arteries are the result of plaque buildup on the smooth, inner walls of the vessel. Plaque in the arteries is made up of cholesterol, calcium and blood clots. Buildup takes place over time, but due to various factors, including diet, lifestyle habits, high blood pressure, tobacco smoking and even genetics, it can happen at a faster rate and a younger age.
Be Stroke Smart
Primary Stroke Center
We want every person I meet to know three things about stroke: What causes them, how to prevent them, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke. Stroke is serious. It’s the leading cause of long-term adult disability in the US, and it’s one of the leading causes of death.