Research suggests new contributor to heart disease

Posted by on May 18, 2016 6:12 pm
Categories: health

Medical professionals have long known that the buildup of plaque in arteries can cause them to narrow and harden, potentially leading to a whole host of health problems — including heart attack, heart disease and stroke. While high blood pressure and artery stiffness are often associated with plaque buildup, new research shows they are not the direct causes. Their findings suggest a new culprit: elastic fibers in the arterial wall.

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