Coronary Artery Disease

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Angina & Coronary Artery Disease

Angina pectoris, commonly called angina, describes chest pain resulting from decreased oxygen supply to the heart. Coronary artery disease is a condition where plaque accumulates on the lining of the coronary arteries, causing them to harden and narrow. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.


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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is defined by a buildup of fat deposits in the arteries (a process known as atherosclerosis) that impairs blood flow. A heart attack can result if blood flow becomes completely restricted, but any blood supply reduction can cause chest pain.

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  • One can reduce the chance of developing coronary artery disease by making lifestyle changes to avoid risk factors such as unhealthy blood cholesterol levels, smoking, physical inactivity and high blood pressure.

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