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Endarterectomy is the general term for the surgical removal of plaque from an artery that has become narrowed or blocked. Your arteries are generally smooth and unobstructed on the inside but they can be blocked through a process called atherosclerosis, which means hardening of the arteries. As you age, a sticky substance called plaque can build up in the walls of your arteries. Cholesterol, calcium, and fibrous tissue make up the plaque. As more plaque builds up, your arteries can narrow and stiffen. Eventually your blood vessels can no longer supply the oxygen demands of your organs or muscles, and symptoms may develop.
Related Journals of Endaeterectomy
Angiology: Open Access, Cardiovascular Pathology: Open Access, International Publisher of Science, Technology and Medicine, Atherosclerosis: Open Access, Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis, European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Resuscitation.