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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease - How to prevent?

Coronary Artery Disease - Causes and Risk Factors

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries due to old age. In atherosclerosis, plaque build-up in the arteries is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances from the blood.

Plaque build-up in the arteries often begins in childhood. Over time, plaque build-up in the coronary arteries can:
  • narrow the arteries, reducing the amount of blood and oxygen reaching the heart muscles
  • block the arteries completely which stops the flow of blood to the heart muscle, 
  • cause blood clots to form which can block the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.

Coronary Artery Disease - Preparing for surgery

Coronary Artery Disease - Post-surgery care

Coronary Artery Disease - Other Information

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