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Understanding Coronary Artery Disease

What is Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle. CAD is narrowing of the coronary arteries. The result? A serious threat to your heart and health.
Angina & Heart Attack
Angina (chest pain) is a warning sign of narrowed coronary arteries. If this narrowing gets worse, a heart attack can result.
Women & Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest killer of women—even more than cancer. The good news is that you can reduce your heart disease risk.
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Did You Know?

One in three women has some form of cardiovascular disease—stroke, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, or hardening of the blood vessels—according to the CDC.

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