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Coronary Heart Disease

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the nation. That calls for fighting it together. We hope you'll pick Spectrum Health to be on your team. Our heart and vascular specialists are among the best. From preventive care all the way to heart transplant, we've got your backand your heart.

Heart disease, or coronary artery disease, occurs when fatty deposits accumulate on the inside walls of coronary arteries. This leads to narrowing of the arteries and can decrease, or even block, blood flow to the heart, which results in a heart attack. About 15 million U.S. adults have heart disease. High cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure all increase the risk of developing heart disease.