coronary artery disease

Atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries, which can cause angina pectoris or heart attack. A positive family history, hypertension, smoking, diabetes mellitus, and elevated blood lipids increase the risk of developing coronary artery disease.

Nearby words

  1. coronarism,
  2. coronaritis,
  3. coronary,
  4. coronary arteries,
  5. coronary artery,
  6. coronary bypass,
  7. coronary bypass surgery,
  8. coronary care unit,
  9. coronary cataract,
  10. coronary cushion

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