The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack. Coronary artery disease occurs when plaques composed of lipids, cholesterol, calcium and other materials develop in the walls of the blood vessels that feed the heart. If allowed to progress, the narrowed arteries can’t deliver sufficient blood to the heart resulting in painful cramps known as angina or chest pains. “If the arteries get clogged, you will suffer a heart attack,” explains Peterson Pierre, MD, founder of the Pierre Skin Care Institute.
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