2. It Can Also Affect Different Arteries

Atherosclerosis can affect any artery in the body, and so symptoms are vastly different in each person. These arteries include the coronary arteries, the carotid arteries, the peripheral arteries, and the renal arteries (those that lead to the heart, the brain, the arms and legs, and the kidneys, respectively). In addition, atherosclerosis in different arteries can cause different diseases.

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