Coronary artery disease happens when fatty deposits called
plaque (say "plak") build up inside your coronary arteries. Those are the blood vessels
that supply blood and oxygen to your heart. Plaque buildup may reduce the amount of
blood that gets to your heart. Coronary artery disease can cause angina symptoms,
such as chest pain or pressure. It can lead to a heart attack.
disease (also called CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It's also the
number one killer of both men and women in the United States.
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Rakesh K. Pai, MD - Cardiology, Electrophysiology &
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
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