Coronary Artery Disease

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.
What is Coronary Artery Disease?

Coronary artery disease is another term used for atherosclerotic heart disease, a condition caused by a narrowing, hardening and furring of the walls of the coronary arteries.

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Farxiga approved in the US for the treatment of chronic kidney disease in patients at risk of progression with and without type-2 diabetes

Farxiga approved in the US for the treatment of chronic kidney disease in patients at risk of progression with and without type-2 diabetes

New glowing probe may detect early cardiovascular disease

New glowing probe may detect early cardiovascular disease

New digital decision-aiding tool to personalize choice of test for patients with chest pain

New digital decision-aiding tool to personalize choice of test for patients with chest pain

Non-traditional risk factors impact African American patients with coronary artery disease

Non-traditional risk factors impact African American patients with coronary artery disease

Researchers study ways to improve pediatric heart transplant outcomes

Researchers study ways to improve pediatric heart transplant outcomes

Researchers reveal blood clot risk and anticoagulation benefits in discharged COVID-19 patients

Researchers reveal blood clot risk and anticoagulation benefits in discharged COVID-19 patients

Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 individuals with blood group AB at highest risk

Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 individuals with blood group AB at highest risk

Research points to 'digital shifts' in cardiovascular care amid COVID-19 pandemic

Research points to 'digital shifts' in cardiovascular care amid COVID-19 pandemic

Specific gene may play a causal role in heart disease independent of cholesterol levels

Specific gene may play a causal role in heart disease independent of cholesterol levels

Study explores racial differences in outcomes of COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU

Study explores racial differences in outcomes of COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU

Study explains the link between psoriasis treatment and cardiovascular diseases

Study explains the link between psoriasis treatment and cardiovascular diseases

Researchers assess the use of nomograms to predict obstructive coronary artery disease

Researchers assess the use of nomograms to predict obstructive coronary artery disease

Anti-inflammatory therapies may help prevent heart disease in people with age-related blood condition

Anti-inflammatory therapies may help prevent heart disease in people with age-related blood condition

People with high BMI may now receive their COVID-19 vaccine in California

People with high BMI may now receive their COVID-19 vaccine in California

Exposure to COVID-19 can cause rare but life-threatening pediatric condition

Exposure to COVID-19 can cause rare but life-threatening pediatric condition

Interaction between LDL cholesterol and PRS can predict risk of heart attack

Interaction between LDL cholesterol and PRS can predict risk of heart attack

New calculators could enable clinicians to better stratify risk in COVID-infected patients

New calculators could enable clinicians to better stratify risk in COVID-infected patients

Study provides new insight into the genetics of coronary artery disease

Study provides new insight into the genetics of coronary artery disease

Whole-genome study of IBD in African Americans reveals a different genetic risk landscape

Whole-genome study of IBD in African Americans reveals a different genetic risk landscape

Study examines postoperative outcomes of coronary revascularization in people with and without Alzheimer’s

Study examines postoperative outcomes of coronary revascularization in people with and without Alzheimer’s