Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) commonly referred to atherosclerosis emanates from deposition of materials such as cholesterol within the arterial walls. It can also result from inflammation of arteries leading to restriction of movement of blood through the affected vessels. This disease follows a chronic process starting from an early life especially during adolescent age and continues to develop throughout ones life. There major factors which are associated with the development of this disease.
The independent factor such as history of a family in relation to this disease is known to have a significant contribution. Other factors that may encourage development and progression of this disease include the exposure to tobacco elements, and lifestyle which might lead to development of diseases like diabetes and obesity. In an event that the inner arterial walls comes across any form of bacterial or other inducing risk, the cells within this region forms an environment that encourages sticking of materials contained in the blood to this surface.
Inflammation and consequent deposition of material in this region results from the healing process of the body. As the body tries to initiate healing process more and more protein elements are deposited which causes a narrowing of the overall diameter of an artery.
References Rimmerman C. (2010). Coronary Artery Disease. Retrieved from http://www. clevelandclinicmeded. com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/cardiology/coronary-artery-disease/