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 coronary artery disease - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about coronary artery disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Coronary artery disease tends to run in families and is linked to smoking, lack of exercise, and a diet high in saturated (mostly animal) fats, which tends to increase the level of blood cholesterol.
Coronary artery disease is the biggest single cause of premature death in the UK.
The endoscopic procedure, known as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), involves the use of a balloon-tipped catheter to widen the diseased vessel.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /coronary+artery+disease   (432 words)

 Coronary heart disease -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
While the symptoms and signs of coronary heart disease are noted in the advanced state of disease, most individuals with coronary heart disease would have evidence of disease decades before the first symptoms arise.
As the degree of coronary artery disease progresses, there may be near-complete obstruction of the (A cavity or passage in a tubular organ) lumen of the coronary artery, severely restricting the flow of oxygen-carrying blood to the myocardium.
The pain associated with very advanced CHD is known as (Any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain) angina, and usually presents as a sensation of pressure in the chest, arm pain, jaw pain, and other forms of discomfort.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/coronary_heart_disease.htm   (1769 words)

 AllRefer.com - coronary artery disease (Pathology) - Encyclopedia
coronary artery disease, condition that results when the coronary arteries are narrowed or occluded, most commonly by atherosclerotic deposits of fibrous and fatty tissue.
Coronary artery disease is the most common underlying cause of cardiovascular disability and death.
Another procedure is coronary artery bypass surgery, which splices veins or internal mammary arteries to the affected coronary artery in order to bypass the atherosclerotic blockage and supply blood to the heart muscle.
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 Steiner Education Group, Massage, Skincare and Natural Health Education - Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease or CAD (also known as ischemic heart disease, coronary heart disease or heart disease), refers to abnormalities of the arteries that carry oxygen and other nutrients to the heart muscle.
CAD is generally due to the buildup of plaque or lesions in the coronary arterial walls (a process known as atherosclerosis).
Coronary artery bypass surgery involves opening up the chest area and leg area and taking a short length of vein (usually from the thigh or lower leg) and using it to allow blood to bypass the blockage in a coronary artery.
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 Coronary artery disease
The cause of coronary artery disease is atherosclerosis — the gradual buildup of plaques in blood vessels that feed your heart (your coronary arteries).
Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood away from your heart, to all of the tissues of your body — including your heart itself.
Artery disease is thought to begin with an injury to the lining of the walls of arteries.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00064.html   (3639 words)

 Coronary Artery Disease, Angina and Heart Attacks
Coronary artery disease, or CAD, is the leading cause of death in America: every year over 500,000 Americans die of heart attacks or other complications of CAD.
In truth, however, women are as susceptible to coronary artery disease as men; they simply tend to develop the disease later in life.
Angina is a disease in which the arteries that supply the heart have narrowed, most commonly as a result of athersclerosis.
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 Coronary Artery Disease    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The coronary arteries are branching blood vessels on the surface of the heart that supply the heart muscle with the nutrient-rich blood it needs to function.
There are three main coronary arteries and like the branch of a tree, each main coronary artery divides and subdivides to transport oxygenated blood to all cells of the heart muscle.
A catheter is then placed in the coronary artery, and the size and location of the blockage is confirmed by injecting dye through the catheter into the blocked artery to show its outline on an X -ray.
www.womenfitness.net /coronary_arteries.htm   (4105 words)

 Coronary Artery Disease - Texas Heart Institute Heart Information Center
CAD and its complications, like arrhythmia, angina pectoris, and heart attack (also called myocardial infarction), are the leading causes of death in the United States.
CAD most often results from a condition known as atherosclerosis, which happens when a waxy substance forms inside the arteries that supply blood to your heart.
After the area is numbed with anesthesia, the cardiologist inserts a catheter in an artery in the leg that leads to the heart.
www.tmc.edu /thi/cad.html   (1932 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Coronary heart disease
Coronary heart disease (or coronary artery disease) is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart (coronary arteries).
Coronary disease usually results from the build up of fatty material and plaque (atherosclerosis).
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/007115.htm   (1187 words)

 Risk Coronary Artery Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
A direct relation between the extent of coronary calcification and the severity of stenotic lesions or frequency of myocardial infarction is consistently observed in autopsy series.
Conversely note that the absence of calcium markedly decreases the likelihood of coronary artery disease in the older patient population.
Coronary artery calcium score combined with Framingham score for risk prediction in asymptomatic individuals.
www.chestx-ray.com /Coronary/CorCalc.html   (1328 words)

 Coronary Artery Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Coronary artery disease is a type of heart disease.
However, none of these procedures results in a cure for coronary artery disease and there is a chance that the blockage could return.
Coronary artery bypass surgery (or bypass surgery) is an operation to bring blood to the heart.
www.4woman.gov /faq/coronary.htm   (1399 words)

 What Is Coronary Artery Disease?
Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle (coronary arteries) become hardened and narrowed.
The arteries harden and become narrow due to the buildup of plaque on the inner walls or lining of the arteries (atherosclerosis).
CAD is the most common type of heart disease.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov /health/dci/Diseases/Cad/CAD_WhatIs.html   (265 words)

 Coronary Artery Disease: How does it develop?
When the arteries are healthy, they have a smooth lining, allowing blood to flow freely.
The blocked vessel may develop a collateral circulation: small capillary-like branches of the artery that form over time in response to narrowed coronary arteries.
Acute Coronary Syndrome is a name given to three types of coronary artery disease that are associated with sudden rupture of plaque inside the coronary artery: unstable angina, non-Q wave MI (myocardial infarction or heart attack), or Q wave MI (heart attack).
www.clevelandclinic.org /heartcenter/pub/guide/disease/cad/caddevelop.htm   (818 words)

 Coronary artery disease - introduction
Coronary artery disease (CAD) causes changes in both structure and function of the blood vessels.
Early in the disease process, the endothelial cells that line the coronary arteries become dysfunctional.
Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death among American men and women, and represents about 20% of all deaths.
www.cvphysiology.com /CAD/CAD001.htm   (316 words)

 Understanding Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease is a narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, the arteries that provide the heart muscle with blood.
When one or more of the coronary arteries are completely blocked, the result is a heart attack (injury to the heart muscle).
Coronary arteries become narrowed or clogged by plaque build-up in the artery walls.
www.clevelandclinic.org /heartcenter/pub/guide/disease/cad/understandingcad.htm   (748 words)

 Angina and Coronary Artery Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Coronary artery disease is the end result of a complex process called atherosclerosis (commonly called "hardening of the arteries").
Angina is the primary symptom of coronary artery disease and, in severe cases, of a heart attack.
Coronary artery disease is the leading killer in America of both men and women, responsible for nearly 460,000 deaths in 1998, about 20% of all deaths.
www.reutershealth.com /wellconnected/doc03.html   (14732 words)

 Your Guide to Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease, also called coronary heart disease, or simply, heart disease, is the No. 1 killer in America, affecting more than 12 million Americans.
Atherosclerosis is when the arteries become clogged and narrowed, restricting blood flow to the heart.
However, during times of increased exertion or stress, the new arteries may not be able to supply enough oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle.
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 Angina (chest pain) information on MedicineNet.com
Coronary artery disease develops as cholesterol is deposited in the artery wall, causing the formation of a hard, thick substance called cholesterol plaque.
A spasm of the coronary arteries reduces blood to the heart muscle and causes angina.
A heart attack is the death of heart muscle precipitated by the complete blockage of a diseased coronary artery by a blood clot.
www.medicinenet.com /angina/article.htm   (915 words)

 Coronary Artery Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Coronary artery disease is when one or more of the coronary arteries becomes narrowed or totally blocked by a gradual build-up of fat (cholesterol) within the artery wall, which reduces blood flow to the heart muscle.
Your doctor may use several tests to determine if you have coronary artery disease, including an electrocardiogram (ECG) while you are resting and again while you are walking or running on a treadmill or pedaling a stationary bicycle.
Coronary artery disease may be treated with medication, surgery, minimally invasive interventional procedures, or a combination of these therapies.
www.guidant.com /webapp/emarketing/compass/comp.jsp?lev1=cad&lev2=glance   (250 words)

 Disease - Angina - stable - Detroit, Michigan
Angina is a pain or discomfort in the chest or adjacent areas caused by insufficient blood flow to the heart muscle.
Angina affects approximately 3% to 5% of the population in the U.S. The most common cause is coronary artery disease (CAD).
However, this condition is often a sign of coronary artery disease, which is usually a progressive disease.
www.henryfordhealth.org /12871.cfm   (689 words)

 HeartPoint: Coronary Artery Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Coronary artery disease generally refers to the buildup of cholesterol in the inside layers of the arteries.
As shown in the lower artery, a crack may develop in the plaque and a blood clot may form - this is the mechanism of most heart attacks.
It is simply designed to help in the understanding of the heart and heart disease, and not as a diagnostic or therapeutic aid.
www.heartpoint.com /coronartdisease.html   (227 words)

 Coronary Artery Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
When the arteries that carry blood to the heart become blocked or weakened, they cannot deliver sufficient blood to the heart, resulting in coronary artery disease (CAD).
Sutter Heart Institute is a leading regional center for diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, providing advanced diagnostic testing, treatment through medication, interventional catheterization, and cardiovascular surgery to more than 4,000 patients each year.
To rid the arteries of atherosclerosis (plaque buildup), which prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching the heart muscle, it is often necessary to treat plaque with invasive surgical techniques.
www.sutterheartinstitute.org /conditions/cad.html   (741 words)

 Coronary Heart Disease: Reducing Your Risk -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is sometimes called coronary artery disease.
A coronary artery is a blood vessel that carries blood to your heart.
Coronary heart disease can lead to serious health problems, including angina (pain or pressure in the chest) and heart attack.
familydoctor.org /handouts/239.html   (619 words)

 Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a build up of plaque, a fatty-like substance, which narrows the inner walls of heart arteries.
Angioplasty or coronary interventions to open the clogged artery may also be used depending on the location and severity of the CAD.
The main surgical treatment for CAD is coronary artery bypass grafting or CABG.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/c/cornonary.htm   (408 words)

 Coronary Artery Disease - Page 1 - HeartCenterOnline:
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a chronic disease in which the
The coronary arteries lie on the surface of the heart and carry oxygen–rich blood to the heart muscle.
Also referred to as coronary heart disease, CAD is the most common form of cardiovascular disease in the United States today.
heart.healthcentersonline.com /cholesterol/coronaryarterydisease.cfm   (360 words)

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