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Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most common causes of death in advanced nations. The most common cardiovascular diseases are coronary artery diseases and cardiac insufficiency, and thus, the social direct/indirect costs on these cardiovascular diseases are continuously on the rise. Risk factors of coronary artery diseases can be categorized as correctable and uncorrectable factors. Gender, age and family history are under uncorrectable factors, and smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, stress, high cholesterol, and reduction of activity are correctable factors. Thus, though there are many different risk factors, if they are not controlled for a long period of time, there is a high possibility that it may cause coronary artery diseases. In order to prevent coronary artery diseases and to slow its occurrence, it is important to identify the correctable risk factors and to adjust them. It is necessary to quit smoking and regulating blood pressure and blood-sugar levels, as well as continuous management of high cholesterol and exercising regularly. When coronary artery disease is suspected, it can be diagnosed through various inspections. The constriction of blood vessels can be examined through coronary angiographies, and with the recent development of CT technologies, non-invasive examinations are also available. It is also possible to identify potential coronary art diseases by examining the thickness of the carotid and for plaques through carotid artery sonograms. When severe coronary artery diseases are found, it is usually treated through stent injection or coronary artery bypass surgery. Through the recent progress of technology, simple treatment through stent injection are helping patients with relatively simple diseases and for those who have high possibility for need of surgery.


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