A cardiovascular disease is any disease that affects the heart or blood vessels. Coronary heart disease is a common example.

Coronary Artery
Coronary Artery

During coronary heart disease, fatty deposits block the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. The arteries become narrow, so blood flow is restricted and there is less oxygen to the heart muscle, resulting in a heart attack.

Blocked Artery
Blocked Artery


Quick Q&A on Cardiovascular Disease

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