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What can cause a coronary disease that may then lead to angina pectoris and myocardial infarction?
  • A
    A congenital malformation of the coronary veins.
  • B
    An abnormality of the cardiac valves.
  • C
    A partial or complete blockage of coronary arteries.
  • D
    A cardiac automatism problem.

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (heart attack) results from the interruption of blood supply to a part of the heart, causing the heart cells to die. This is most commonly due to an occlusion (blockage) of a coronary artery.

ANGINA PECTORIS is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort due to coronary heart disease. It occurs when the heart muscle doesn't get as much blood as it needs. This usually happens because one or more of the heart's arteries is narrowed or blocked, also called ischemia.

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