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What is coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Coronary artery disease is a type of heart disease. Specifically, it refers to the narrowing of the coronary arteries (the blood vessels within the heart). It is usually caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which is a buildup of plaques (deposits of cholesterol or fats) on the inner walls of the arteries.

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