Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) Index
Heart disease (coronary artery disease) occurs when plaque builds up in the coronary arteries, the vessels that supply blood to the heart. Heart disease can lead to heart attack. Risk factors for heart disease include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history, and obesity. Angina, shortness of breath, and sweating are just a few symptoms that may indicate a heart attack. Diagnosis of heart disease includes taking a patients's personal and family history, ordering blood work, and may include noninvasive and invasive tests to assess the heart. Treatment of heart disease involves control of heart disease risk factors through lifestyle changes, medications, and/or stenting or bypass surgery. Heart disease can be prevented by controlling heart disease risk factors.
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