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Disease or Condition — Heart, Blood Vessel, and Lymphatic Disorders:
coronary stricture

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Description

Coronary atherosclerosis is a condition in which plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries that supply blood to the heart. This buildup of plaque is caused by a combination of factors, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, and diabetes. Over time, the plaque can narrow the arteries, reducing the amount of blood that can flow through them. This can lead to chest pain, shortness of breath, and even a heart attack. Treatment for coronary atherosclerosis includes lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, as well as medications to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Synonyms
  • arteriosclerotic heart disease
  • ASHD
  • atherosclerotic heart disease
  • CAD
  • coronary arteriosclerosis
  • coronary arteritis
  • coronary artery disease
  • coronary atheroma
  • coronary atherosclerosis
  • coronary endarteritis
  • coronary sclerosis
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