Heart disease doesn’t just affect men. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, as well as the number one cause of disability for women.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cause of heart disease. CAD is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries and is caused by the presence of cholesterol and plaque, resulting in the heart being unable to get the blood and oxygen it needs. CAD can lead to chest pain (angina), a heart attack, heart failure, and arrhythmia.
Most heart attacks are caused by a blood clot forming and suddenly cutting off the blood... Read More »