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Open Journal of Cardiology & Heart Diseases

Coronary Artery Disease: Pathogenesis, Progression of Atherosclerosis and Risk Factors

  • Open or Close Lamiaa Mageed*

    Department of Biochemistry, Egypt

    *Corresponding author: Lamiaa Mageed, Department of Biochemistry, National Research Center, Giza, Egypt

Submission: July 20, 2018; Published: November 15, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/OJCHD.2018.02.000545

ISSN: 2578-0204
Volume2 Issue4


Coronary artery diseases (CAD) known as atherosclerotic heart disease, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease (CHD), or ischemic heart disease (IHD) [1]. CAD is the largest contributor of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and mortality rate is due in prevalence to atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory condition of the arterial wall. Unfortunately, myocardial infarction (MI) is still a first common manifestation of CHD and, in about 50% of patients; angina pectoris is the first symptom of the pathology [2].

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