Or CAD is the most common type of heart disease and is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. When there is buildup of cholesterol and other material, called plaque, on the inner walls of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle, they become hardened and narrowed. As a result, less blood can flow through the arteries and the heart muscle can’t get the blood or oxygen it needs, thus leading to heart attack. Most heart attacks happen when a blood clot suddenly cuts off the hearts’ blood supply, causing permanent heart damage.
Coronary Artery Disease
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