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Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease and the leading cause of death worldwide. It occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked by a buildup of "plaque" - cholesterol or other fatty deposits that build on the inner wall of the artery. Over time, this plaque build up results in a reduction of blood flow to the heart, which can cause chest pain. If the artery becomes completely blocked, usually by a blood clot, oxygen is prevented from reaching the heart which can result in a heart attack and/or damage to the heart tissue.
New study finds dramatic reorganization of the gut caused by weight loss surgery

New study finds dramatic reorganization of the gut caused by weight loss surgery

Scientists identify new risk genes providing insights about cause of CAD

Scientists identify new risk genes providing insights about cause of CAD

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Women with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for pregnancy complications

Women with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for pregnancy complications

Exercise therapy found to have positive effects for patients with chronic diseases

Exercise therapy found to have positive effects for patients with chronic diseases

Philips showcase image guided therapy solutions at EuroPCR 2017

Philips showcase image guided therapy solutions at EuroPCR 2017

Large nuclear cardiology laboratory achieves dose reduction by 60%, study shows

Large nuclear cardiology laboratory achieves dose reduction by 60%, study shows

Study finds more severe coronary artery disease in Hodgkin lymphoma survivors after chest irradiation

Study finds more severe coronary artery disease in Hodgkin lymphoma survivors after chest irradiation

Fluid overload may increase risk of early death in kidney failure patients on hemodialysis

Fluid overload may increase risk of early death in kidney failure patients on hemodialysis

Findings highlight need to improve quality of care for high-risk patients with peripheral artery disease

Findings highlight need to improve quality of care for high-risk patients with peripheral artery disease

New acoustic system from ruling out CAD presented at Swedish Society of Cardiology Meeting

New acoustic system from ruling out CAD presented at Swedish Society of Cardiology Meeting

Study describes synthesis and biological evaluation of novel, effective ARIs

Study describes synthesis and biological evaluation of novel, effective ARIs

Coronary angioplasty, 40 years on and millions of lives saved

Coronary angioplasty, 40 years on and millions of lives saved

Peripheral arteries may be useful for assessing heart disease risk, study finds

Peripheral arteries may be useful for assessing heart disease risk, study finds

Study measures effect of ‘weight cycling’ on health outcomes in people with pre-existing heart disease

Study measures effect of ‘weight cycling’ on health outcomes in people with pre-existing heart disease

ULCA scientists discover how autoantibodies cause some cases of severe hypertriglyceridemia

ULCA scientists discover how autoantibodies cause some cases of severe hypertriglyceridemia

Rare ‘beneficial’ genetic mutations may provide clues to preventing heart attacks

Rare ‘beneficial’ genetic mutations may provide clues to preventing heart attacks

Philips announces results from clinical studies comparing iFR- and FFR-guided strategy for assessment of heart disease

Philips announces results from clinical studies comparing iFR- and FFR-guided strategy for assessment of heart disease

Researchers develop new way of visualizing distribution of cholesterol in cells, tissues

Researchers develop new way of visualizing distribution of cholesterol in cells, tissues

Simple fix could eliminate unnecessary coronary stenting procedures

Simple fix could eliminate unnecessary coronary stenting procedures