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Angina pectoris is a medical condition that literally means a choked chest The victim feels acute pain in his chest for a few seconds and then it goes away This occurs when myocardium cells the muscle portion of your heart are temporarily denied oxygen At this stage they do not die but maybe weakened If left untreated and the disease continues a serious condition known as myocardial infraction or commonly called a heart attack may occur This can severely damage the hearts functionality Which in turn effects our well being We should be educated about the risks that go along with our cardiovascular system The most common cause of the condition angina pectoris is over consumption of cholesterol This chemical is only needed in minute amounts but is often eaten in every meal In the body cholesterol is responsible for the stability of plasma membranes of cells and hormones are produced from it If consumed at higher rate then needed it is stored in the tunica interna the innermost layer of blood vessels As it is stored it starts to build up eventually clogging the vessel As a result of this all cells feed by the vessel die because of a lack of oxygen If this condition is found early it can be corrected with surgical procedures or in some minor cases corrective procedures Surgical procedures include bypass laser and balloon surgery In bypass surgery a vein is removed from the lower leg and a clogged vessel is worked around Often in type of surgery the whole mid section of the body is cut and the ribs are pulled back very painful with a very slow recovery Some hospitals have now implemented a new technique where only a small hole is made and everything is done via a view screen In balloon surgery a balloon is inserted into the vessel with the clog and is inflated When this occurs the vessel is
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