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Cornary Artery Disease

Were you looking for information about Coronary Artery Disease? Cornary artery disease is a common misspelling of coronary artery disease.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the number-one killer of both men and women in America. It occurs when the arteries that take blood to the heart harden and become narrow. This narrowing of the arteries (known as atherosclerosis) cuts off blood flow to the heart muscle, and can cause a heart attack.


Among the risk factors for CAD are having high blood cholesterol, being overweight, and smoking. Many people do not have early symptoms. However, some people do experience early CAD symptoms, including dizziness, faster heartbeats, nausea, and chest or arm pain or discomfort (angina), among other things.


Fortunately, coronary artery disease is largely preventable. A few steps for effectively preventing it include making lifestyle changes, monitoring your health, and knowing if early coronary artery disease runs in your family.

(Click Coronary Artery Disease for the full eMedTV article on this topic. This article provides more detail about coronary artery disease symptoms, risk factors, and prevention -- as well as statistics on how often the condition occurs. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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