When plaque builds up, it narrows the coronary arteries that supply the heart with oxygen and nutrients this causes the coronary arteries to become diseased.
The plaque is caused by deposits containing cholesterol and this along with inflammation are usually to blame for coronary artery disease.
The decreased blood flow may cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms. A complete blockage can cause a heart attack.
Coronary artery disease often develops over a long time and this may cause the problem to go unnoticed until you have a significant blockage or a heart attack. But there’s plenty you can do to prevent and treat coronary artery disease. A healthy lifestyle can have a big impact on heart health