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Dr. Phillips
Coronary artery disease is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. This buildup occurs over many years.

Dr. Mansfield
You may hear providers use other names or terms to describe this condition, including:

  • Coronary heart disease, or CHD
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Hardening of the arteries
  • Heart disease
  • Ischemic heart disease, or
  • Narrowing of the arteries

Dr. Phillips
In this section, you can learn what coronary artery disease is, as well as some of the risk factors and causes of this disease. We also discuss common signs and symptoms of coronary artery disease.