Coronary artery disease occurs when a substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart (called coronary arteries).

For some people, the first sign of CAD is a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when plaque totally blocks an artery carrying blood to the heart. It also can happen if a plaque deposit breaks off and clots a coronary artery.

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