Heart Disease Is More Than Clogged Pipes-Its a Disease of Inflammation

Arteries lined with plaque pose a heart attack risk. But you shouldnt ignore the bodys inflammatory response to cholesterol plaque deposited inside your arterial walls.

Its easy to think of heart disease as a plumbing problem. Arteries, like household pipes, can become clogged. And like a clogged pipe that wont let much water through, a blocked artery can reduce blood flow. This leads to angina, the chest pain that results from a decrease in oxygenated blood reaching the heart muscle. Completely blocked arteries also can lead to heart attacks.
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