Coronary artery disease - symptoms and how to test
Plaque accumulation in the arterial wall causes coronary artery disease (called coronary arteries). When plaque builds up inside the arteries, blood flow is restricted. Cholesterol builds up over time and becomes what we know as plaque. An unhealthy weight, lack of exercise, poor diet, and cigarette use all increase the danger of developing coronary artery disease. The risk of cardiovascular disease can be determined by blood and urine testing. Your medical team will use the results and your medical history to determine the best course of treatment for you.