Coronary Artery Disease

About- Coronary artery disease (CAD) also called atherosclerotic heart disease is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, the major blood vessels that supply the heart with blood, oxygen, and nutrients
 
Symptoms-
 Arms or shoulders pain
 Burning or squeezing sensation in the chest
 Chest heaviness or tightness
 Chest pain (angina)
 Cramping
 Dizziness
 Heart attack
 Heartburn
 Indigestion
 Nausea
 Shortness of breath
 Sweating
 Weakness
 
Causes-
The most common cause of
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is Atherosclerosis, vascular injury with cholesterol plaque buildup in the arteries
 
Risk Factors

 A family history of heart disease
 Being a Male
 Diabetes or insulin resistance
 Emotional stress
 Excessive alcoholism
 High blood pressure
 High cholesterol
 History of preeclampsia during pregnancy
 Obstructive sleep apnea
 Older Age
 Overweight or obesity
 Physical inactivity
 Sedentary lifestyle
 Smoking
 Unhealthy diet with high amounts of saturated fat, trans fat, salt and sugar

Specialists to visit-
 Cardiologist

 Cardiac Surgeon
 Emergency Medicine Doctor

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Coronary artery disease (CAD)
References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.heart.org

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