Coronary heart disease.
Occurs when the arteries that supply the heart become clogged up with fatty substances. The fatty substances are called atheroma and these consist of cholesterol , calcium and fat. Atheroma builds up over time by a process which starts from a young age due to a high cholesterol diet. The process is know as atherosclersis.
Preventable risk factors associated for CHD
- poor diet
- lack of exercise
- psychosocial being