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Coronary Artery Disease: What the “Risk Factors” Place You at Risk For

Coronary Artery Disease: What the “Risk Factors” Place You at Risk For

We have spent the last couple months discussing “cardiac risk factors”: the main things that increase a person’s risk of developing coronary artery disease, also known as coronary heart disease (abbreviated “CAD” and “CHD,” respectively). We now return to consider that disease entity in greater detail. CAD is the process of plaque accumulating in the coronary (heart) arteries (the blood vessels…

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