Here is an example of a heart with constricted arteries. "Just a trickle of blood is getting through this blockage," Dr. Oz says.
"The heart that's dependent on that blood supply is dying. It may be dying slowly or quickly," Dr. Oz says. "The first time they know they're having a heart problem is when they're having the big one."
You shouldn't just be worried about your arteries just to avoid "the big one"...a massive heart attack. "It's intertwined," Dr. Oz explains. "By the time you have blockages of the arteries of the heart, you also have blockages in your brain, your kidneys and all the other organs. The whole package comes together."
Take a look at a real cheating heart