Coronary Artery Disease

What is Coronary Artery Disease in the first place? Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is also known as Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). This condition is characterized by the narrowing of the arteries in the heart due to atherosclerosis which is the tightening and narrowing of the arteries. Stiffened arteries prevent the flow of blood from the heart to different parts of the body that eventually leads to a low oxygen supply.

What is the Cause for and Treatment Options for Atherosclerosis?

It is important to understand the basis for atherosclerosis (high cholesterol detail) and the pathway of treatment because other arteries may be affected besides the heart. Learn more about the cause and treatment options for atherosclerosis.

Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease and Your Consultation

There are no early symptoms of CAD typically until the condition is severe enough to cause chest pains. The occurrence of chest pain and angina is technically considered the first symptoms of CAD. Your physician will conduct an encompassing intake to assist in making the proposed plan for diagnostic tests and treatment. Learn more about symptoms and what you may expect in a physician consultation.

 Coronary Artery Disease Treatments

There are many preliminary non-invasive treatment options to prevent the further development of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD or CHD) when diagnosed in the early phase. There are medications and surgical options that may be appropriate for more advanced stages. The decision for the right approach, depends upon numerous factors, including, but not limited to: the severity of the condition, your physician’s decision, your preference after being presented with all options you qualify for. Learn more about Coronary Artery Disease Treatments.

It is important to recognize that medications and medical procedures are associated with benefits and risks that should be discussed with your physician. It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition. Your Health Access disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.