Coronary Artery Disease occurs when the blood vessels in your heart become narrowed and cannot supply your heart with enough blood, nutrients, and oxygen.
Coronary Artery Disease begins with damage to the inner layer of the coronary artery. The damage can be caused by high blood pressure or cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, or an inactive lifestyle. When the coronary artery is damaged, plaque (made of cholesterol) and other cellular waste will build up and cause the surface to rupture. When the artery lining breaks, platelets will gather and try to repair the artery. If the artery is blocked by the clumping of the platelets, it can cause a heart attack.
Coronary Artery signs and symptoms include:
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