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Coronary Artery Disease

 

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The coronary arteries supply blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. When blockages from plaque or inflammation in the coronary arteries restrict the blood supply to the heart muscle (a condition known as ischemic heart disease), this puts extra strain on the heart. This additional stress can lead to:

  • Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)

  • Acute coronary syndrome (a medical term that broadly refers to situations where the blood supply to the heart is suddenly blocked)

  • Heart failure (a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs)

Narrowing of the arteries in the heart is called coronary atherosclerosis. Arteries may be narrowed in other parts of the body as well. Blockages that occur in the arms, legs, or elsewhere indicate a condition called peripheral artery disease or peripheral vascular disease; both conditions are types of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Removing these blockages can improve overall heart function, which may improve or resolve coronary artery disease symptoms. Controlling risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes can help prevent the buildup of plaque or inflammation in the coronary arteries. Prevention and treatment are the primary focus at our coronary artery disease center in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Coronary Artery Disease Treatments

Removing blockages in the arteries can improve overall heart function, which may improve or resolve coronary artery disease symptoms.

Controlling risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes can help prevent the buildup of plaque or inflammation in the coronary arteries.

The dedicated team at our coronary heart disease center in Brooklyn, NY is committed to empowering patients with the information and tools they need to make informed decisions about their health care. Our goal is providing outstanding care for better patient outcomes.

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

  • Chest pain (angina)

  • Neck or jaw pain

  • Shortness of breath

  • Lightheadedness or fainting

Diagnosis 

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)

  • Echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound)

  • Stress test

  • Cardiac catheterization

  • Computed Tomography (CT) Angiogram