Coronary Heart Disease
Coronary heart disease is caused due to hardening of the coronary arteries of the heart. Here hardening means the steady increase of fats in the arteries surrounding the heart, which provide the heart with oxygen and nutrients it needs to pump the blood throughout the body. Coronary heart disease is also known as coronary artery disease as it affects the coronary arteries of the heart.
Fats deposit in the coronary arteries of the heart over period of time which when grows enough restricts the blood flow to the muscles of the heart. The reduced blood flow can cause pain in the chest, or angina. The result is in the form of heart attack or injury to the muscles of the heart when the blood flow in one or more coronary arteries is totally interrupted. As the disease progress before the first onset of symptoms most of the people with coronary heart disease show no evidence of disease for decades. The signs and symptoms of the coronary heart disease become noticeable only in the advanced state of disease.