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1. The Heart and Its Arteries

Coronary arteries supply the heart muscle with oxygen-rich blood, necessary to keep the heart healthy and strong. 

The coronary arteries are like pipes. Like a pipe, coronary arteries can get clogged over time with debris. The debris that can clog an artery is called plaque.

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