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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GlobalData: NEJM study further confirms link between heart disease and death from COVID-19

GlobalData: NEJM study further confirms link between heart disease and death from COVID-19

Study explores ways to prevent the accumulation of visceral fat among the elderly

Study explores ways to prevent the accumulation of visceral fat among the elderly

Tracking patients' medical records over time reveals more about diseases

Tracking patients' medical records over time reveals more about diseases

ACE2 and pattern recognition receptor genes increase with age

ACE2 and pattern recognition receptor genes increase with age

Heart damage among hospitalized COVID-19 patients linked to higher risk of mortality

Heart damage among hospitalized COVID-19 patients linked to higher risk of mortality

Polygenic risk scores may improve clinical assessment of patients with elevated heart attack risk

Polygenic risk scores may improve clinical assessment of patients with elevated heart attack risk

No specific COVID-19-linked lesions found despite extensive organ injury

No specific COVID-19-linked lesions found despite extensive organ injury

How comorbidities affect SARS-CoV-2 viral entry

How comorbidities affect SARS-CoV-2 viral entry

PCR and CRF partner to deliver practical education in virtual format

PCR and CRF partner to deliver practical education in virtual format

Study: Women less likely to have cardiovascular disease, and die of it, than men

Study: Women less likely to have cardiovascular disease, and die of it, than men

SCAI publishes position statement addressing optimal PCI treatment for complex CAD

SCAI publishes position statement addressing optimal PCI treatment for complex CAD

SCAI releases recommendations for managing patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

SCAI releases recommendations for managing patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Study shows why older individuals are vulnerable to COVID-19

Study shows why older individuals are vulnerable to COVID-19

Study provides indications and techniques of lower extremity revascularization

Study provides indications and techniques of lower extremity revascularization

Is ACEI, ARB use linked to testing positive for COVID-19?

Is ACEI, ARB use linked to testing positive for COVID-19?

AHA emphasizes the importance of managing cardiovascular disease during pregnancy

AHA emphasizes the importance of managing cardiovascular disease during pregnancy

New clinical trial to assess whether hypertension drug may reduce COVID-19 severity

New clinical trial to assess whether hypertension drug may reduce COVID-19 severity

Apple Watch ECG app may detect coronary ischemia

Apple Watch ECG app may detect coronary ischemia

Free clinics try to fill gaps as COVID sweeps away job-based insurance

Free clinics try to fill gaps as COVID sweeps away job-based insurance

COVID-19 and immunodeficiency

COVID-19 and immunodeficiency