Atherosclerosis is a common heart disease in the U.S. As plaque builds up along the artery walls, the walls become stiff. Pieces of plaque can break off and create clots in your bloodstream, blocking blood flow to your body and vital organs. Plaque buildup can also cause a blockage and restrict oxygen-rich blood flow. Both of these situations are life threatening, possibly causing a stroke or heart attack.
At first, you probably won’t notice signs of atherosclerosis. Eventually, you may experience chest pain (angina), high blood pressure, leg pain with activity and kidney failure.
At Goshen Heart & Vascular Center, we address your atherosclerosis symptoms with kindness and integrated care. If you’re at risk for heart disease, our experts can create a treatment plan that’s personalized to your unique needs.
Talk to your primary care provider about a heart screening for atherosclerosis in Goshen, IN. Or, if you want to talk to someone at the Heart & Vascular Center, call (574) 537-5000 to make an appointment.