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What is Atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis is a very common condition in which the artery wall thickens and hardens due to build-up of fatty deposits (plaques).  These plaques consist of fat, cholesterol, inflammatory cells and calcium.


Atherosclerosis may be asymptomatic for decades but if plaques narrow the artery significantly restricting blood supply to organs, it will result in symptoms such as angina, calf/buttock pains and mini-strokes.  Atherosclerosis may also “split” causing sudden narrowing/blockage of the artery from blood clot which will result in a heart attack or a stroke.

Causes of Atherosclerosis

Besides being more common with advanced age, the incidence of atherosclerosis increases with smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and a family history of premature atherosclerosis (under the age of 65 years).


Thank you to our patients attending the practice during the Covid-19 pandemic. Your understanding and cooperation with the everchanging policies and procedures we have in place to protect us all and ensure we comply with government guidelines is very much appreciated.

It is important not to neglect your cardiac health during this crisis and we remain committed to providing all our usual services.

If you have symptoms of fever, chills/sweats, cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle soreness, loss of sense of smell and taste- we advise you get tested and if needed contact your GP or local Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND OUR PRACTICE if you have any of the symptoms above or have recently tested Covid-19 positive or awaiting Covid-19 test result or been in contact with someone who has. Please call our team on 9592 2177 to advise. We offer telehealth consulting so you can remain in direct contact with your cardiologist when you cannot attend.

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