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coronary artery disease
 

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is characterized by the accumulation of fatty deposits along the innermost layer of the coronary arteries. The fatty deposits may develop in childhood and continue to thicken and enlarge throughout life. This thickening, called atherosclerosis, narrows the arteries and can decrease or block the flow of blood to the heart.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

  • heaviness, tightness, pressure, and/or pain in the chest
  • pain radiating in the arms, shoulders, jaw, neck, and/or back
  • shortness of breath and/or nausea
 
Causes

Causes may include:

 

 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

 

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