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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Glucosamine supplements may reduce overall mortality similar to regular exercise, shows study

Glucosamine supplements may reduce overall mortality similar to regular exercise, shows study

Mayo Clinic study identifies trends in statin use across the U.S.

Mayo Clinic study identifies trends in statin use across the U.S.

New method of guidance for heart bypass surgery to be tested on patients for the first time

New method of guidance for heart bypass surgery to be tested on patients for the first time

Study highlights the role of genetic testing in evaluation of in-stent thrombosis

Study highlights the role of genetic testing in evaluation of in-stent thrombosis

Study shows new route for treating myocardial infarction

Study shows new route for treating myocardial infarction

Researchers investigate challenges of treating acute myocardial infarction caused by variant angina

Researchers investigate challenges of treating acute myocardial infarction caused by variant angina

Study highlights the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 among Black, Hispanic patients

Study highlights the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 among Black, Hispanic patients

ECG abnormalities can predict COVID-19 mortality

ECG abnormalities can predict COVID-19 mortality

Short, one-month dual anti-platelet treatment is safe and effective after stent placement

Short, one-month dual anti-platelet treatment is safe and effective after stent placement

Additional imaging tests can detect cause of heart attack in women with no major artery blockage

Additional imaging tests can detect cause of heart attack in women with no major artery blockage

New screening strategy can help identify individuals with higher probability of developing heart disease

New screening strategy can help identify individuals with higher probability of developing heart disease

New medication may reduce risk for heart failure-related events in people with chronic heart failure

New medication may reduce risk for heart failure-related events in people with chronic heart failure

Team sport improves blood pressure, vascular function in postmenopausal women

Team sport improves blood pressure, vascular function in postmenopausal women

Study uncovers mechanisms behind premature menopause's link to cardiovascular disease

Study uncovers mechanisms behind premature menopause's link to cardiovascular disease

Air pollution accounts for premature deaths from cardiovascular disease

Air pollution accounts for premature deaths from cardiovascular disease

People who experience high blood pressure while sleeping have increased risk of heart attacks, strokes

People who experience high blood pressure while sleeping have increased risk of heart attacks, strokes

A systematic review and meta-analysis of stroke in COVID-19 patients

A systematic review and meta-analysis of stroke in COVID-19 patients

Study: Care from multidisciplinary cardio-obstetrics team may improve pregnancy outcomes

Study: Care from multidisciplinary cardio-obstetrics team may improve pregnancy outcomes

Serum metabolite profile can help identify individuals at risk of alcohol-related disease

Serum metabolite profile can help identify individuals at risk of alcohol-related disease

G protein-coupled receptors help humans taste, smell, and regulate mood and immunity

G protein-coupled receptors help humans taste, smell, and regulate mood and immunity