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Under normal circumstances, the coronary arteries supply fresh oxygen-filled blood to the heart muscle. But when plaque blocks those arteries, either partially or fully, blood flow is disrupted. Disrupted blood flow can cause chest pain called angina, and a heart attack can occur if the blockage is severe and the heart muscle doesn’t get the blood it needs to function.

When this occurs, a physician will carefully review your symptoms, perform a thorough physical exam and order imaging tests to determine if you have atherosclerosis (the blocking of your coronary arteries). If you have atherosclerosis, angioplasty may be recommended.

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