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Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women.

CAD happens when the arteries that supply blood to heart muscle become hardened and narrowed. This is due to the buildup of cholesterol and other material, called plaque, on their inner walls. This buildup is called atherosclerosis. As it grows, less blood can flow through the arteries. As a result, the heart muscle can't get the blood or oxygen it needs. This can lead to chest pain (angina) or a heart attack. Most heart attacks happen when a blood clot suddenly cuts off the hearts' blood supply, causing permanent heart damage.

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  1. Coronary Artery Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death ...
  2. ... of this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Coronary Artery Disease Coronary Artery Disease Past Issues / Fall 2010 Table of Contents David ... up inside your arteries. One atherosclerosis-related disease, coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common heart disease and ...
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  4. Coronary Artery Disease - Coronary Heart Disease (American Heart Association)  
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  6. ... What You Need to Know If You Have Coronary Artery Disease Joseph S. Alpert , MD, FAHA, FACC, FESC, MACP From ... your doctor has told you that you have coronary artery disease, or if your doctor has told you that ...
  7. Heart disease, Coronary heart disease, Coronary artery disease; Arteriosclerotic heart disease; CHD; CAD ... Follow your doctor's directions closely to help prevent coronary artery disease from getting worse. Goals for treating these conditions ...
  8. ... of this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis & Treatment Past Issues / Fall 2010 Table of Contents Diagnosis Your healthcare provider diagnoses coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis) based on your medical and family histories, ...
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  10. Coronary Artery Disease: Angioplasty or Bypass Surgery? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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