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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.
Poor cardiorespiratory fitness could increase risk of future heart attack, finds new study

Poor cardiorespiratory fitness could increase risk of future heart attack, finds new study

Researchers identify genetic risk factor for atypical heart attack in women

Researchers identify genetic risk factor for atypical heart attack in women

Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke triggers changes in the heart's electrical activity

Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke triggers changes in the heart's electrical activity

Cognition not affected by major heart procedure

Cognition not affected by major heart procedure

Prenatal famine exposure may lead to early menopause and premature ovarian failure

Prenatal famine exposure may lead to early menopause and premature ovarian failure

Study examines whether taking multiple medications for heart failure can limit abilities in older adults

Study examines whether taking multiple medications for heart failure can limit abilities in older adults

Researchers reveal previously unknown genetic effect that can raise or reduce risk of heart disease

Researchers reveal previously unknown genetic effect that can raise or reduce risk of heart disease

Study finds sex-specific differences in mechanisms that drive stress-induced myocardial ischemia

Study finds sex-specific differences in mechanisms that drive stress-induced myocardial ischemia

Study reveals impact of residual inflammatory risk on clinical outcomes after PCI

Study reveals impact of residual inflammatory risk on clinical outcomes after PCI

Obesity significantly increases risk of Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease

Obesity significantly increases risk of Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease

Non-coding genetic variant plays key role in endothelial function and disease incidence

Non-coding genetic variant plays key role in endothelial function and disease incidence

ACC Latin America Conference brings experts to discuss latest cardiovascular science

ACC Latin America Conference brings experts to discuss latest cardiovascular science

Testing coronary calcium levels can better predict patient's risk for coronary heart disease

Testing coronary calcium levels can better predict patient's risk for coronary heart disease

Cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease share common genetics in some individuals, study shows

Cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease share common genetics in some individuals, study shows

Validation of non-invasive stent monitoring techniques

Validation of non-invasive stent monitoring techniques

Increased cardiorespiratory fitness associated with reduced long-term mortality

Increased cardiorespiratory fitness associated with reduced long-term mortality

Ultromics expands multiple clinical trials for coronary heart disease to the U.S.

Ultromics expands multiple clinical trials for coronary heart disease to the U.S.

New insights into application of drug-eluting stents during percutaneous coronary intervention

New insights into application of drug-eluting stents during percutaneous coronary intervention

Genetic score helps predict future major coronary events, shows study

Genetic score helps predict future major coronary events, shows study

NIRS-IVUS imaging identifies patients and plaques vulnerable to subsequent adverse cardiac events

NIRS-IVUS imaging identifies patients and plaques vulnerable to subsequent adverse cardiac events