Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary artery disease )CAD) is a major cause of illness and death. CAD begins with inflammation and only later involves cholesterol deposits. Cholesterol is irrelevant until the inflammatory event occurs, yet thanks to what has been called the “Great Cholesterol Hoax,” the public, and even doctors, are mistakenly focused on cholesterol levels instead of preventing vascular inflammation. Once plaque exists in the coronary arteries they can cause a tiny clot to form due to turbulence of blood flow around them which damages blood cells and this can then obstruct the flow of blood to the heart muscle producing symptoms and signs of CAD that may include: chest pain (angina pectoris) from inadequate blood flow to the heart; heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) from the sudden total blockage of a coronary artery; or sudden death, due to a fatal disturbance of the heart rhythm. There are many related articles on this subject in the website. Use Search This Site in the upper left to ferret them out.