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Ischemic Heart Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Ischemic heart disease is the disease caused by atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries, that is, those responsible for providing blood to the heart muscle (myocardium) . Coronary arteriosclerosis is a slow process of collagen formation and accumulation of lipids (fats) and inflammatory cells (lymphocytes) . These three processes cause narrowing (stenosis) of the coronary arteries.