Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as ischaemic heart disease, occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle (the coronary arteries) become hardened and narrowed. The arteries harden and narrow due to build-up of fatty deposits called plaque on their inner walls. The hardening of the artery walls is known as arteriosclerosis, while the build-up of plaque is known as atherosclerosis.
You can prevent or slow down coronary artery disease by improving the health of your heart and blood vessels. Here are some heart healthy activities:
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