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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.
Starting menstruation early increases risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in later life

Starting menstruation early increases risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in later life

New analysis highlights need for protective therapy to reduce risk of repeat heart attacks

New analysis highlights need for protective therapy to reduce risk of repeat heart attacks

Acarix announces study of handheld system for rapid, non-invasive CAD diagnosis

Acarix announces study of handheld system for rapid, non-invasive CAD diagnosis

Polygenic risk score predicts early-onset heart disease risk

Polygenic risk score predicts early-onset heart disease risk

New article demonstrates potential, feasibility of PlaqueTec Liquid Biopsy System to detect biomarkers for CAD

New article demonstrates potential, feasibility of PlaqueTec Liquid Biopsy System to detect biomarkers for CAD

Medicare now covers new noninvasive test for heart disease

Medicare now covers new noninvasive test for heart disease

Women undergoing hysterectomy have risk of long-term disease, study shows

Women undergoing hysterectomy have risk of long-term disease, study shows

Study reveals the link between hysterectomy and increased chronic health risks

Study reveals the link between hysterectomy and increased chronic health risks

Study reveals the link between hysterectomy and increased chronic health risks

Study reveals the link between hysterectomy and increased chronic health risks

Arterial stiffness improves with high doses of vitamin D supplementation, study finds

Arterial stiffness improves with high doses of vitamin D supplementation, study finds

Stress may have greater effect on cardiovascular health in women than in men

Stress may have greater effect on cardiovascular health in women than in men

Unmarried heart disease patients have higher risk of death

Unmarried heart disease patients have higher risk of death

Children who experience abuse, adversity more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases in adulthood

Children who experience abuse, adversity more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases in adulthood

Study finds percutaneous coronary intervention as recommendable treatment for left main coronary artery disease

Study finds percutaneous coronary intervention as recommendable treatment for left main coronary artery disease

Study reveals link of male-pattern baldness and premature graying with early heart disease

Study reveals link of male-pattern baldness and premature graying with early heart disease

Study elucidates how lymphocytes regulate immune response after heart attacks

Study elucidates how lymphocytes regulate immune response after heart attacks

Patient-centered medical home model effective at improving chronic disease outcomes

Patient-centered medical home model effective at improving chronic disease outcomes

Researchers identify possible genetic basis for coronary artery disease

Researchers identify possible genetic basis for coronary artery disease

Intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes patients can increase mortality risk, study finds

Intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes patients can increase mortality risk, study finds

Aggressive testing unnecessary for patients who go to ER with chest pain, study suggests

Aggressive testing unnecessary for patients who go to ER with chest pain, study suggests