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The water we drink and the air we inhale plays a lead role in our well being. But at present due to increase in pollution, people fall short of unpolluted air and water.Pollutants are very poisonous, and inhaling pollutants of any form will definitely increase the chances of you having issues with your health. Due to pollution, people with heart diseases are indeed at even higher risks.

Coronary heart disease (CHD), also called as the coronary artery disease (CAD) is one such heart disease that occurs in the coronary arteries. These coronary arteries are major suppliers of oxygen rich blood to the heart muscles. Each one of us knows that for the heart to function properly it needs regular supply of oxygen. CAD is a condition when fat, cholesterol, and calcium builds up in the coronary arteries. This composition of fat, cholesterol, and calcium present in the blood are referred as plaque. The condition when plaque builds up is often referred as atherosclerosis. Plaque reduces the flow of blood to the heart muscle by the formation of blood clot in the arteries which in turn can cause angina or sometimes even a heart attack. In simple words CAD can be referred as the abnormalities of the arteries that carry oxygen to the heart muscle. The images below will give you a complete picture of CHD.

March 19, 2011 - 4:43am


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