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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.
Researchers examine effects of prediabetes on cardiac risk of patients with CAD

Researchers examine effects of prediabetes on cardiac risk of patients with CAD

Practical clinical applications of cardiac FFR-CT analysis

Practical clinical applications of cardiac FFR-CT analysis

Imaging beyond routine angiography may be helpful in women with suspected MI and no obstructive CAD

Imaging beyond routine angiography may be helpful in women with suspected MI and no obstructive CAD

Differential impact of appropriate use criteria on the link between age and abnormal SPECT MPI

Differential impact of appropriate use criteria on the link between age and abnormal SPECT MPI

Common foods linked to arterial stiffening in new metabolomics study

Common foods linked to arterial stiffening in new metabolomics study

Study shows significant mortality benefit with CABG over percutaneous coronary intervention

Study shows significant mortality benefit with CABG over percutaneous coronary intervention

UT Southwestern researchers determine how circulating 'bad cholesterol' enters artery walls

UT Southwestern researchers determine how circulating 'bad cholesterol' enters artery walls

Using blood thinners in heart failure patients associated with reduced risk of thromboembolic events

Using blood thinners in heart failure patients associated with reduced risk of thromboembolic events

New study finds that previously described differences among endoscopists are not true

New study finds that previously described differences among endoscopists are not true

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Discovery of biomarkers could lead to new, better treatment options for heart disease

Discovery of biomarkers could lead to new, better treatment options for heart disease

Study reveals new insights into genetic drivers of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder

Study reveals new insights into genetic drivers of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder

Study highlights need to diversify population-level genetic data for better disease prediction

Study highlights need to diversify population-level genetic data for better disease prediction

Poor lung function in individuals of shorter stature linked to higher heart disease risk

Poor lung function in individuals of shorter stature linked to higher heart disease risk

Research: Pure omega-3 prescription drug significantly reduces the occurrence of ischemic events

Research: Pure omega-3 prescription drug significantly reduces the occurrence of ischemic events

Coronary artery calcium indicates patients' imminent risk of a heart attack

Coronary artery calcium indicates patients' imminent risk of a heart attack

Researchers announce advances in use of 3D models for assessing coronary artery disease

Researchers announce advances in use of 3D models for assessing coronary artery disease

PET imaging better detects coronary artery disease than SPECT scans

PET imaging better detects coronary artery disease than SPECT scans

New gene regions associated with sleep duration identified

New gene regions associated with sleep duration identified

Vaping associated with heart attack, coronary artery disease and depression

Vaping associated with heart attack, coronary artery disease and depression