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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.
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

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery

Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery

High levels of two biomarkers can predict risk for adverse cardiac events, research suggests

High levels of two biomarkers can predict risk for adverse cardiac events, research suggests

Study finds depression to be strongest predictor of death following heart disease diagnosis

Study finds depression to be strongest predictor of death following heart disease diagnosis

New test measures blood concentrations of plasma ceramides to predict risk for heart attacks, strokes

New test measures blood concentrations of plasma ceramides to predict risk for heart attacks, strokes

Impotence drugs may have life-prolonging effect on heart attack patients, research suggests

Impotence drugs may have life-prolonging effect on heart attack patients, research suggests

Researchers identify 90 genes in fat that could play key roles in cardiometabolic diseases

Researchers identify 90 genes in fat that could play key roles in cardiometabolic diseases

New online tool can help clinicians quantify minimal risk in patients with stable chest pain

New online tool can help clinicians quantify minimal risk in patients with stable chest pain

American Heart Month: Time to know foods that protect cardiac health

American Heart Month: Time to know foods that protect cardiac health

Study finds link between removal of ovaries and increased risk of heart disease, cancer and mortality

Study finds link between removal of ovaries and increased risk of heart disease, cancer and mortality

Number of children may be new risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in both parents

Number of children may be new risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in both parents

Study finds link between obesity-related disease and epigenetic modifications

Study finds link between obesity-related disease and epigenetic modifications

Reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse coronary atherosclerosis

Reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse coronary atherosclerosis

Thought leaders at U-CARS meeting to explore issues related to heart recovery and regeneration

Thought leaders at U-CARS meeting to explore issues related to heart recovery and regeneration

Researchers develop novel tests that could improve treatment for heart failure patients

Researchers develop novel tests that could improve treatment for heart failure patients