A disease in which there is a narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries (blood vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the heart). Coronary heart disease is usually caused by atherosclerosis (a buildup of fatty material and plaque inside the coronary arteries).
What foods can cause coronary heart disease?
Foods high in saturated fat include:
- meat pies.
- sausages and fatty cuts of meat.
- ghee – a type of butter often used in Indian cooking.
- hard cheese.
- cakes and biscuits.
What is the difference between coronary heart disease and coronary artery disease?
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is also called coronary artery disease (CAD). CHD is plaque buildup in your arteries. It’s known as hardening of the arteries, too.