Coronary artery disease (CAD)is a medical condition caused by the damage of major blood vessels that supply the heart with blood, oxygen, and nutrients (coronary).
Acute coronary syndrome is a medical emergency caused by suddenly reduced blood flow to the heart, leading to heart muscle damage and brain apoptosis, depending on the affected location.
An acute coronary syndrome is associated with the severity of buildup of plaque deposits on the walls of the coronary arteries.
Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood.
Arteries formed a part of blood vessels and circulatory system with function to deliver oxygen and nutrients to heart muscles.
Most cases of coronary artery disease onset are associated with inflammation of cholesterol-containing plaques in the arteries.
According to the statistics, approximately 1 of every 13 Americans aged 18 years and older are living with coronary artery disease. CAD is a leading cause of death in the ethnic group in the US, particularly in Hispanic American.
If the chest pain is persistent with no sign of stopping, please call 911 immediately.
Lycopene is a phytochemical found in tomato in the class of carotenoid, a natural pigment with no vitamin A activity found abundantly in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables, such as red carrots, watermelons, and papayas,
Tomatoes provide about 80% of the lycopene in the world diet. In plants, lycopene protects the host against excessive photodamage and perform various functions in photosynthesis.
On finding a potential compound for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), researchers examined the role of lycopene on acute coronary events and stroke in the prospective Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor (KIHD) Study that included 725 middle-aged men free of coronary heart disease and stroke.
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(1) Lycopene, atherosclerosis, and coronary heart disease by Rissanen T1, Voutilainen S, Nyyssönen K, Salonen JT. (PubMed)
(2) Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) by Continuing Education for Health Professionals