Coronary Artery Disease

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What is Coronary Artery Disease?

Coronary arteries bring oxygen rich blood to the heart muscle. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is blockage of these arteries. If the blockage is complete, areas of the heart muscle may be damaged. In severe case the heart muscle dies. This can lead to a heart attack, also known as a Heart Attack (MI).


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What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Coronary Artery Disease Causes
What causes Coronary Artery Disease? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Coronary Artery Disease? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Coronary Artery Disease Symptoms
What are the Coronary Artery Disease symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Coronary Artery Disease Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Coronary Artery Disease
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Coronary Artery Disease.
Coronary Artery Disease Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Coronary Artery Disease Prevention
How can you prevent Coronary Artery Disease? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Coronary Artery Disease Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Coronary Artery Disease treatment options are available?
Coronary Artery Disease Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Coronary Artery Disease Doctors
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