EAC. Definition

Medical Definition: EAC

A disease in which there is a narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries (blood vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the heart). The cause of CAD is usually atherosclerosis (a buildup of fatty material and plaque inside the coronary arteries). The disease can cause chest pain, shortness of breath during exercise and heart attacks. The risk of CAD increases with a family history of CAD before 50 years of age, advanced age, smoking, snuff, suffer from hypertension, high cholesterol, have diabetes, lack of exercise and obesity. Also called coronary heart disease and coronary artery disease.

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