The Cause of Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), more commonly known as Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), refers to the narrowing and obstruction of arteries supplying blood to the heart through progressive accumulation of fat and cholesterol. This process is called ‘Coronary Atherosclerosis’, which leads to poor blood circulation, myocardial anoxia and even causes myocardial necrosis. In the worst case scenario, patients may die due to sudden cardiac arrest, or more commonly known as heart attack.

The cause of CHD includes the following:

  • Excess cholesterol level
  • Hypertension
  • Smoking
  • Stressful lifestyle under high pressure
  • Excess fat
  • Lack of exercise
  • Diabetes
  • Family history

The Cause of Coronary Artery Disease