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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.
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

Study: People with non-O blood types have elevated risk of heart attack during high air pollution periods

Study: People with non-O blood types have elevated risk of heart attack during high air pollution periods

Study reveals a reduced risk of developing heart failure with a plant-based diet

Study reveals a reduced risk of developing heart failure with a plant-based diet

AHA awards California scientist for outstanding achievement in clinical cardiovascular science

AHA awards California scientist for outstanding achievement in clinical cardiovascular science

Recommendations to prevent heart failure hospitalizations

Recommendations to prevent heart failure hospitalizations

Low blood phosphate levels may pose danger to cardiovascular health

Low blood phosphate levels may pose danger to cardiovascular health

Abbott receives CE Mark for newest generation of drug-eluting XIENCE coronary stent system

Abbott receives CE Mark for newest generation of drug-eluting XIENCE coronary stent system

Women have higher mortality risk than men in the first year after heart attack

Women have higher mortality risk than men in the first year after heart attack

Researchers find significant increase in risk factors among people with stroke

Researchers find significant increase in risk factors among people with stroke

High degree of mental health issues in women veterans linked to increased risk for CAD

High degree of mental health issues in women veterans linked to increased risk for CAD

Delayed diagnosis of heart disease in women may contribute to differences in treatment

Delayed diagnosis of heart disease in women may contribute to differences in treatment

Biomaterial-mediated growth factor delivery can restore perfusion of blood vessels in animal models

Biomaterial-mediated growth factor delivery can restore perfusion of blood vessels in animal models

Family history may be important predictor of heart disease in South Asians

Family history may be important predictor of heart disease in South Asians

Relationship between emotion and health outcomes may vary by cultural context

Relationship between emotion and health outcomes may vary by cultural context

NSAIDs may not be safe for arthritis patients with cardiovascular risk, study shows

NSAIDs may not be safe for arthritis patients with cardiovascular risk, study shows

Underweight patients more likely to have worse outcomes after cardiac catheterization

Underweight patients more likely to have worse outcomes after cardiac catheterization

New ESC Focused Update provides recommendations on DAPT in patients with coronary artery disease

New ESC Focused Update provides recommendations on DAPT in patients with coronary artery disease