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Coronary atherosclerosis is an accumulation of fatty deposits in the coronary artery wall. As coronary atherosclerosis progresses, this leads to gradual narrowing of the coronary arteries that are responsible for supplying nutrient to the muscle of the heart. This is known as coronary artery disease and is often associated with heart attack, heart failure and other cardiac health issues.
Those with mild coronary atherosclerosis usually do not experience any symptoms. However, for those with more serious blockage in their arteries, they might experience the following symptoms:
There are many ways one can prevent coronary atherosclerosis:
Recommended servings of different food types for better heart health.
Though the exact cause of coronary atherosclerosis is unknown, a number of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors increase a person’s possibility of having it.
Coronary atherosclerosis can be diagnosed with a physical exam or certain tests.