Coronary Artery Disease (image) Georgia Institute of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption Atherosclerosis is the foremost cause of coronary artery disease, the number one killer of people in the United States. Atherosclerosis is also a prominent contributor to stroke and kidney failure. Credit National Institutes of Health Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.