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What is a heart attack?
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The signs and symptoms of a heart attack include: • Prolonged or severe chest pain or discomfort not relieved by rest or nitroglycerin. This involves uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain in the center or left side of the chest that can be mild or strong. This pain or discomfort often lasts more than a […] Read More
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How to live with coronary heart disease?
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If you have been diagnosed with coronary heart disease, it is important that you continue your treatment plan. Get regular follow-up care to control your condition and prevent complications. • Receive follow-up care It is critical to get routine medical care and to take all medicines regularly, as your doctor prescribes. Do not change the […] Read More
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What is the treatment of coronary artery disease?
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Your treatment plan depends on how severe the disease is, the severity of your symptoms, and any other health conditions you may have. Possible treatments for coronary heart disease include heart-healthy lifestyle changes, medicines, or procedures such as coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous coronary intervention. Your doctor will consider your 10-year risk calculation when […] Read More
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How is coronary heart disease diagnosed?
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Your doctor will diagnose coronary heart disease based on your symptoms, your medical and family history, your risk factors, and the results from tests and procedures. Because women and their doctors may not recognize coronary heart disease symptoms that are different from men’s, women may not be diagnosed and treated as quickly as men. It […] Read More
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What are preventive means?
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The same lifestyle habits used to help treat coronary artery disease can also help prevent it. A healthy lifestyle can help keep your arteries strong and clear of plaque. To improve your heart health, follow these tips: • Quit smoking. • Control conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. • Stay physically […] Read More
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What are the risk factors of coronary artery disease?
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• Sleep apnea. This disorder causes you to repeatedly stop and start breathing while you’re sleeping. Sudden drops in blood oxygen levels that occur during sleep apnea increase blood pressure and strain the cardiovascular system, possibly leading to coronary artery disease. • High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP). This protein appears in higher-than-normal amounts when there’s inflammation […] Read More
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When to see a doctor?
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If you have risk factors for coronary artery disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, tobacco use, diabetes, obesity, strong family history of heart disease — talk to your doctor. Your doctor may want to test you for coronary artery disease, especially if you have signs or symptoms of narrowed arteries. Read More
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What are the symptoms?
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If your coronary arteries narrow, they can’t supply enough oxygen-rich blood to your heart, especially when it’s beating hard, such as during exercise. At first, the decreased blood flow may not cause any symptoms. As plaque continues to build up in your coronary arteries, however, you may develop the following coronary artery disease signs and […] Read More
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What is coronary heart disease?
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Coronary heart disease is also known as Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Microvascular Disease, Coronary Syndrome X, Ischemic Heart Disease, Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease, Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease. Coronary heart disease is sometimes called ischemic heart disease or coronary artery disease. It develops when major blood vessels that supply the heart become damaged or diseased. In […] Read More
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How is arteriosclerosis diagnosed?
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Blood tests – blood tests check the levels of certain fats, cholesterol, sugar, and proteins in your blood and abnormal levels may indicate risk factors for atherosclerosis. EKG (Electrocardiogram) – an EKG is a simple test that detects and records the electrical activity of the heart and shows how fast the heart is beating and […] Read More

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