"Coronary Artery Disease" results
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) | Stents

    Learn about stents and when they are necessary… Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common form of heart disease in the U.S. It’s also the leading cause of death. It occurs when the coronary arteries (blood vessels) that carry blood away from your…

  • Man holding chest in pain

    Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    Coronary artery disease occurs when blood vessels that carry blood to your heart get blocked with plaque… attack Coronary artery disease may take years to develop. You may not notice symptoms until the disease has progressed far. What causes coronary artery disease? Coronary artery disease

  • Man clutching chest in pain as a result of coronary heart disease

    Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is caused by blocked blood vessels. Learn… What is coronary heart disease? Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is also called coronary artery disease

  • A woman having chest pains, with her hands over her heart


    Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the muscles in the heart. It causes your heart muscles to become enlarged. This can… legs Abdominal bloating Chest pain Dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting What causes cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy can have many causes. It may be caused by: Coronary artery disease

  • Flu Risks and Chronic Conditions

    Chronic health conditions can increase your risk of being hospitalized with influenza (the flu). Getting an annual flu vaccine is… chronic conditions, according to the CDC: Asthma Blood disorders (such as sickle cell disease) Chronic lung disease (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic…

  • side-by-side diagrams of a healthy heart and one with heart failure

    Heart Failure

    Heart failure means your heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should. It can be caused by different heart… had heart problems in the past. What causes heart failure? Heart failure has many causes. Most of these are other conditions or diseases that damage…

  • Close-up of a narrowed small blood vessel

    Small Vessel Disease

    Small vessel disease is a narrowing in the tiny arteries in your heart. It also is called coronary microvascular disease… causes small vessel disease? A narrowing of your heart arteries leads to small vessel disease. This can be caused by: Spasms in your arteries Damage…

  • An older man bent over in pain holding his chest

    Heart Attack

    A heart attack is a cardiac event caused by one or several factors and can be mild or fatal… the heart. This can lead to a heart attack if it isn’t treated quickly Most heart attacks are a result of coronary heart or artery disease

  • Lupus

    Lupus is a disease that causes your immune system to become overactive and attack healthy cells and tissue. Lupus can… the sac around your heart and cause chest pain. Though less common, but more serious, it can harden the walls of your coronary arteries. This…

  • Keeping Your Heart Healthy

    A healthy heart is central to overall good health. Embracing a healthy lifestyle at any age can prevent heart disease… It damages the lining of your arteries. There are numerous studies that provide evidence that smoking cigarettes is a major cause of coronary heart disease,…

  • Obesity

    Obesity is when you weigh more than what is considered healthy for your age, gender, and height. This happens when… a healthy weight because living with obesity can be hard. It will likely mean living with serious health problems, including: Arthritis Cancer Coronary artery disease

  • Doctor wearing a stethoscope “listening” to an electrocardiogram (EKG)

    Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)

    An electrocardiogram is a test that measures the electrical activity of your heart. It can be used to diagnose many… heart. Coronary heart disease – Lack of blood flow to the heart muscle. Heart attack – Damage to the heart caused from a blocked artery

  • Illustration of blood vessels

    Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

    A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a stroke. It is considered a “warning” stroke. It significantly increases your risk of… Surgery would open a clogged artery. You may need medicine and surgery. Endarterectomy surgery is necessary for people with a narrow neck artery. This surgery…

  • Mountain climber using mini portable oxygen cylinder to avoid and treat high-altitude illness

    High-Altitude Illness

    High-altitude illness can occur when you travel to altitudes higher than 8,000 feet. It happens when your body doesn’t get… safely spend time at a high altitude if their condition is under control. Likewise, it’s usually safe for people who have coronary artery disease, mild…