Coronary artery disease



coronary artery disease
Atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries, which can cause angina pectoris or heart attack. A positive family history, hypertension, smoking, diabetes mellitus, and elevated blood lipids increase the risk of developing coronary artery disease.

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