Coronary Artery Disease

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What is Coronary Artery Disease?

Coronary arteries bring oxygen rich blood to the heart muscle. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is blockage of these arteries. If the blockage is complete, areas of the heart muscle may be damaged. In severe case the heart muscle dies. This can lead to a heart attack, also known as a Heart Attack (MI).

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What It Is
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Coronary Artery Disease Causes
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Risk Factors
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Screening for Coronary Artery Disease
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Coronary Artery Disease Medications
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Coronary Artery Disease Prevention
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Coronary Artery Disease Treatment
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