The gallbladder concentrates and stores bile as a pear-shaped sac which it can release to help digestion after a fatty meal.
Coronary heart disease is a condition in which there is inadequate blood supply to the cardiac region and surrounding tissue. It is caused by atherosclerotic narrowing of the coronary arteries and can lead to a heart attack. Atherosclerotic implies a thickening and hardening of the coronary arteries from deposition of cholesterol, calcium, and scar tissue. Tobacco abuse, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes are some of the causes of CHD.