CORONARY HEART DISEASE
Coronary artery disease (CAD) also known as ischemic heart disease (IHD). A common symptom is chest pain or discomfort which may travel into the shoulder, arm, back, neck, or jaw. Occasionally it may feel like heartburn. CAD is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle. When plaque builds up in the arteries, the condition is called atherosclerosis.Symptoms:
Risk factors :high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity, high blood cholesterol, poor diet, depression, and excessive alcohol. A number of tests may help with diagnoses : electrocardiogram, cardiac stress testing, coronary computed tomographic angiography, and coronary angiogram, among others. Prevention:
Heart-healthy eating, Maintaining a healthy weight, Managing stress, Physical activity, Quitting smoking.