coronary artery disease

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(CAD) atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries, which may cause angina pectoris and lead to myocardial infarction. One of the leading causes of death in Western countries, the disease occurs most frequently in populations with diets high in cholesterol, saturated fats, and refined carbohydrates. Other risk factors include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and smoking.

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