Coronary Artery Disease
A Cardiovascular Disease
It is a result of plaque buildup in your coronary arteries.
Causes arteries to become narrow and rigid.
Results in a loss of blood flow to the heart.
Caused by cholesterol-laden plaque start to develop on the artery walls.
The plaque builds up and causes heart attacks and blood clots.
Greater than 83% of people who die from CAD are over the age of 65.
Men have a greater risk of heart attacks caused by CAD.
Men also tend to have heart attacks caused by CAD earlier in life.
Children whose parents have CAD have a greater risk of developing the disease.
Increased levels of cholesterol means an increased risk for CAD.
Causes of CAD
Any problem with a person's coronary arteries which prevents their heart
from receiving enough blood containing appropriate levels of oxygen and nutrients can cause coronary artery disease.
The most prevalent form of CAD is Atherosclerosis.
Calcium Channel Blockers