Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a medical condition that impedes the flow of blood in the vessels (arteries) that carry blood to the heart. It is also known as coronary heart disease (CHD). According to research, it is the most popular type of heart disorder in the world affecting nearly 16.5 million Americans older than 20 years. It is the primary cause of death for both women and men in the United States. Research shows that heart attack kills someone every 36 seconds in the United States. Heart attack can occur due to unsupervised coronary artery disease.
This Article will discuss everything you need to know about coronary heart disease, from its symptoms and Causes to its diagnosis and treatment.
What are the causes of coronary artery disease?
The leading cause of coronary artery disease is a vascular injury accompanied by accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries, called atherosclerosis. Decreased blood flow to the heart occurs when one or more of these arteries supplying blood to the heart is partially or totally blocked. Other causes of damage or restriction of the coronary artery may also reduce blood flow to the heart.