CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
Coronary arteries are the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen, and nutrients. Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when these arteries become damaged or diseased. The cause mainly is cholesterol-containing deposits (plaque) on your arteries. Narrowing of the arteries occurs when plaques build up, causing your heart to receive less blood. The decreased blood flow, eventually, may cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms. A heart attack occurs when there is a complete blockage.