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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Latest Coronary Artery Disease News and Research

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

Understanding stroke and heart disease in women remains a major research priority

Understanding stroke and heart disease in women remains a major research priority

Study: Alzheimer's patients have worse outcomes after elective revascularization procedure

Study: Alzheimer's patients have worse outcomes after elective revascularization procedure

Cell-selective nanotherapy can help treat atherosclerotic plaques

Cell-selective nanotherapy can help treat atherosclerotic plaques

Researchers find higher odds of hospital readmission after endovascular aneurysm repair

Researchers find higher odds of hospital readmission after endovascular aneurysm repair

Drinking one or more cups of caffeinated coffee may reduce heart failure risk

Drinking one or more cups of caffeinated coffee may reduce heart failure risk

Women are less likely to undergo CABG, may experience worse outcomes after surgery

Women are less likely to undergo CABG, may experience worse outcomes after surgery

Machine-learning method can crunch data to find new uses for existing drugs

Machine-learning method can crunch data to find new uses for existing drugs

People with detectable brown fat less likely to suffer cardiac and metabolic conditions

People with detectable brown fat less likely to suffer cardiac and metabolic conditions

Study: Frailty is a risk factor among women waiting for liver transplants

Study: Frailty is a risk factor among women waiting for liver transplants

Genetic analysis reveals novel traits associated with COVID-19 severity

Genetic analysis reveals novel traits associated with COVID-19 severity

Researchers identify new biomarkers associated with incident heart failure

Researchers identify new biomarkers associated with incident heart failure

Stairs test can help assess heart health

Stairs test can help assess heart health

UVA researchers identify genes that influence risk for common form of heart disease

UVA researchers identify genes that influence risk for common form of heart disease

Researchers recommend strategies for improving the accuracy of polygenic risk scores

Researchers recommend strategies for improving the accuracy of polygenic risk scores

Combination of microfluidic technology and blood flow research may help understand cardiovascular diseases

Combination of microfluidic technology and blood flow research may help understand cardiovascular diseases

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.