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Medical visualization of a man with atherosclerosis, showing carotid artery build-up and blood clot. In atherosclerosis, blood vessels become stiff, thick, and narrow. Blood flow is restricted, leading to a reduction in the supply of oxygen-rich blood to tissues and organs. When plaque completely blocks an artery, blood supply can be cut off entirely.
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