Artery Plaque Directory
Plaque can build up in arteries when excess cholesterol and fat is in the blood. Arterial plaque decreases blood flow and increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how artery plaque is caused as well as symptoms, complications, treatments, and prevention.
Cholesterol and Artery Plaque Buildup
WebMD explains how cholesterol is tied to plaque buildup in the arteries and the medical risks associated with both. Learn how to manage your cholesterol and slow plaque buildup.
Clogged Arteries (Arterial Plaque)
Clogged arteries can lead to heart attack and stroke. WebMD explains what causes arteries to harden, along with symptoms, tests, and treatments.
How High Cholesterol Leads to Atherosclerosis
High cholesterol levels lead to clogged arteries, which can ultimately lead to heart disease. WebMD explains how cholesterol levels - both good and bad - raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
The Lowdown on LDL: The Bad Cholesterol
A look at why LDL is called the "bad" cholesterol and how it affects your risk of heart disease.