More about coronary heart disease

The most common heart disease is coronary heart disease. This disease occurs, when the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle is blocked by plaque in the heart's blood vessels or coronary arteries. At the walls of arteries can occur atheroscellosis conditions, namely the accumulation of cholesterol and other substances, such as calcium and fibrin, which form blockages or plaques in arteries. Plaque can form on artery walls even since a person is young. But as we get older, the risk of plaque formation will be higher. If left untreated, over time this plaque can cause reduced elasticity of arteries and interfere with the smooth flow of blood. The larger the plaque, the narrower the arteries of the heart, so that oxygen-rich blood supply to the heart will be less. Plaque can also be released and then clog up most of the entire blood flow in the arteries. If this blood flow obstruction occurs in the coronary arteries, a heart attack can occur. The things that increase th
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