Coronary Artery Disease
What is Coronary Artery Disease?
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is a cardiovascular condition where the coronary arteries—the vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle—become narrowed or blocked. This is usually due to the accumulation of plaque, leading to restricted blood flow, angina, and a higher risk of heart attacks.
Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease
The most common symptom is angina, or chest pain, but other symptoms may include:
- Shortness of breath
- Rapid or irregular heartbeats
- Dizziness or fainting
Treatment options may involve:
- Medications such as antiplatelets, beta blockers, and statins
- Lifestyle modifications including a heart-healthy diet and regular exercise
- Interventional procedures like angioplasty and stent placement
- Surgical options like coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for severe cases
If you have risk factors or symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease, don’t wait to seek help. Schedule your appointment with our cardiac specialists today for a complete evaluation and a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes and should not replace professional medical advice. If you are experiencing severe symptoms like chest pain or acute shortness of breath, dial 911 immediately for emergency medical intervention.