Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease, involves a build up of plague in the arteries. This stops blood from flowing to the heart and can cause angina and heart attacks. The plague (plak) in the arteries, also called atherosclerosis, is made up of cholesterol and other substances.
The symptoms are sometimes unnoticebale, making it one of the reasons this disease is the number one killer. You can protect yourself by learning the risk factors of the disease, making lifestyle changes to prevent hardening of the arteries, and getting tested by your doctor. Find more information on the causes of the condition, as well as treatment methods and medications such as beta clockers.