Coronary Artery Disease

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Why the Anatomy of Coronary Arteries Matters

The coronary arteries are the arteries that supply oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle and are essential for the heart to function normally. The coronary arteries are the blood vessels that supply blood to the myocardium (heart muscle). Because...

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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease interferes with blood flow to the heart muscle due to atherosclerosis and plaque. Reviewed by a board-certified cardiologist.

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Why the Anatomy of Coronary Arteries Matters

The coronary arteries are the arteries that supply oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle and are essential for the heart to function normally. The coronary arteries are the blood vessels that supply blood to the myocardium (heart muscle). Because...

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Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Symptoms and Diagnosis

Learn about acute coronary syndrome, which occurs when a coronary artery plaque ruptures and causes a blood clot to form that threatens heart muscle. If you or a loved one has coronary artery disease (CAD), you may have heard the term ÔÇťacute...

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How Does Brachytherapy Work?

Brachytherapy, or coronary artery radiation therapy, was developed for treating restenosis after stenting. Angioplasty and stenting have revolutionized how to treat coronary artery disease, but these therapies have introduced a new kind of problem...

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How Coronary Artery Disease Is Diagnosed

Coronary artery disease (CAD) risk is assessed with blood tests, and the presence of CAD is evaluated with EKG, echocardiogram, and an angiogram. Coronary artery disease (CAD) risk can often be assessed with blood tests. Mild, early stage CAD is...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is caused by medical illness such as hypertension and diabetes, as well as genetics, high cholesterol, obesity, and smoking. There are many factors that contribute to or cause coronary artery disease (CAD). While genetic...

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