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Coronary Heart Disease

What is it?

Coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary
artery disease, is a condition in which plaque builds up
inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply
oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle.

Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and
other substances found in the…

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1. Don't smoke: Nicotine raises your blood pressure because it causes your body to release
adrenaline, which makes your blood vessels constrict and your heart beat faster. If you smoke, ask
your doctor to help you make a plan to quit.

2. Control your blood pressure: If you have high…


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