Unit 4 IP start - (or coronary artery disease) refers to...

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Atherosclerosis can cause a heart attack because is a gradual process by which plaques (collections) of cholesterol are deposited in the walls of arteries. Cholesterol plaques cause hardening of the arterial walls and narrowing of the inner channel (lumen) of the artery. Arteries that are narrowed by atherosclerosis cannot deliver enough blood to maintain normal function of the parts of the body they supply. Coronary atherosclerosis
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Unformatted text preview: (or coronary artery disease) refers to the atherosclerosis that causes hardening and narrowing of the coronary arteries. Diseases caused by the reduced blood supply to the heart muscle from coronary atherosclerosis are called coronary heart diseases (CHD). Coronary heart diseases include heart attacks, sudden unexpected death, chest pain ( angina ), abnormal heart rhythms, and heart failure due to weakening of the heart muscle....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2011 for the course SCIE 206 taught by Professor Antoinettegaston during the Spring '10 term at American InterContinental University.

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