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2016-07-17T08:20:58+08:00

The heart is an extraordinary organ that can still function even when detached from your body, as long as it has an adequate supply of oxygen. It must work relentlessly to pump blood throughout your body.

It's vital that your heart receives ample oxygenated blood and the heart muscle can die if it receives an insufficient amount. The loss of blood supply may occur when plaque builds up in your coronary arteries and blocks the blood's flow to your heart. Plaque is made up of cholesterol, fatty substances, cellular waste, calcium, and fibrin.

When plaque builds up in your coronary arteries, it can result in coronary artery spasm or atherosclerosis, which is the tightening or hardening of heart muscles and can lead to a blood clot when the plaque ruptures.2,Atherosclerosis can lead to coronary heart disease, which  can trigger a heart attack.

According to the American Heart Association, a heart attack can also occur when the blood supply cannot reach the heart due to narrowed heart arteries, commonly known as ischemic heart disease.The heart is an extraordinary organ that can still function even when detached from your body, as long as it has an adequate supply of oxygen. It must work relentlessly to pump blood throughout your body.


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