Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a gradual-onset condition caused by growing deposits of cholesterol in heart arteries that eventually block the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to heart tissue. Unchecked deposits of cholesterol plaque can cause early symptoms such as pain, pressure, and a squeezing sensation in the chest as the heart pumps harder to send blood through the body. Such sensations should be considered the heart’s cry for help. Interventional cardiologist, Muhammad Raza, MD, discusses CAD in its earliest stages and even patients who are at high risk for developing it on the Hurley in the Morning radio program.
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