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How does a coronary heart disease affect the cardiac muscle?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Lack of blood supply: Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle. Disease of arteries often leads to blockage of blood flow. Lack of blood supply causes death of muscle, i.e., myocardial infarction, or heart attack.

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