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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CVIA publishes new issue that brings key research papers from top cardiologists

CVIA publishes new issue that brings key research papers from top cardiologists

Evinacumab drug reduces cholesterol levels in patients with rare cholesterol disorder

Evinacumab drug reduces cholesterol levels in patients with rare cholesterol disorder

Higher serum EPA levels from prescription fish oil associated with lower cardiovascular events

Higher serum EPA levels from prescription fish oil associated with lower cardiovascular events

Patients with chest pain, abnormal stress test results need attention even if arteries are clear

Patients with chest pain, abnormal stress test results need attention even if arteries are clear

Monoclonal antibody reduces LDL cholesterol in adult patients with HoFH

Monoclonal antibody reduces LDL cholesterol in adult patients with HoFH

Taking ticagrelor alone better for patients with complex heart disease

Taking ticagrelor alone better for patients with complex heart disease

10-year follow-up study shows safety, efficacy of stenting compared with bypass surgery

10-year follow-up study shows safety, efficacy of stenting compared with bypass surgery

Low-dose rivaroxaban reduces adverse heart events in symptomatic PAD post-intervention

Low-dose rivaroxaban reduces adverse heart events in symptomatic PAD post-intervention

What happens when COVID-19 and cardiovascular diseases mix?

What happens when COVID-19 and cardiovascular diseases mix?

Patients treated with ACEIs and ARBs may be at increased risk of severe COVID-19

Patients treated with ACEIs and ARBs may be at increased risk of severe COVID-19

Women experience more chest pain, but lesser artery narrowing than men

Women experience more chest pain, but lesser artery narrowing than men

Shorter and longer sleep duration may affect your cardiovascular health

Shorter and longer sleep duration may affect your cardiovascular health

Sleep duration appears to influence vascular and heart health, experts warn

Sleep duration appears to influence vascular and heart health, experts warn

Social determinants of health offer valuable information about a person's heart disease risk

Social determinants of health offer valuable information about a person's heart disease risk

People with a cancer history have increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation

People with a cancer history have increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Mayo Clinic study evaluates trends in risk profiles, patient outcomes for coronary revascularization

Mayo Clinic study evaluates trends in risk profiles, patient outcomes for coronary revascularization

Researchers suggest new approach of evaluating vascular function earlier in women

Researchers suggest new approach of evaluating vascular function earlier in women

Guideline-directed treatment is as effective as invasive procedures in patients with stable CAD

Guideline-directed treatment is as effective as invasive procedures in patients with stable CAD

Should epilepsy patients ever stop taking anti-seizure drugs?

Should epilepsy patients ever stop taking anti-seizure drugs?

Preventing cardiac problems during pregnancy

Preventing cardiac problems during pregnancy