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What causes blockage?

Coronary artery blockage can be caused by a couple of different means. The most common is plaque. Plaque is caused by high cholesterol, triglycerides (fatty substances) in the blood, diabetes, and an unhealthy lifestyle or genetic factors.

Symptoms of blockage can be shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, chest pressure, heartburn, or tightness in your chest, jaw, neck, or arms. These can be warning signs of an impending heart attack. Symptoms are not the same for everyone – some people have crushing chest pain some may have a headache and dizziness. It is important to listen to your body and see your doctor when you feel like something has changed or is wrong.

What is a heart attack?

What are the best treatments for a heart attack?

Can a heart attack fix itself?

How can you prevent a heart attack?

Is a heart attack the same as cardiac arrest?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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