Coronary Artery Disease Treatment News and Information

What is Coronary Artery Disease? (Definition)

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women.

CAD happens when the arteries that supply blood to heart muscle become hardened and narrowed. This is due to the buildup of cholesterol and other material, called plaque, on their inner walls. This buildup is called atherosclerosis. As it grows, less blood can flow through the arteries. As a result, the heart muscle can’t get the blood or oxygen it needs. This can lead to chest pain (angina) or a heart attack. Most heart attacks happen when a blood clot suddenly cuts off the hearts’ blood supply, causing permanent heart damage.

See below for updated news and information regarding Coronary Artery Disease including new medical research advancements as well as treatment options and guidelines. 

Latest Coronary Artery Disease News

Artery Disease Treatment Research: New Drug Could Help Prevent Artery Disease in High-risk Patients

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA) - A recent study by researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine has shown that a protein inhibitor drug prevents these blockages, and could be a new therapeutic approach to prevent heart attack, stroke and other diseases caused by blocked blood vessels. According to the American Heart Association, approximately 2,200 Americans die each day from heart ...
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Patients Taking Statins May Survive Longer Following Cardiac Arrest

(AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION) According to a recent press release, patients who have been taking statins are likely to survive longer after a cardiac arrest than those who are not taking them, according to research from Taiwan researchers presented during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016 ...
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Coronary Artery Disease News: Research Looks at Association Between High Sugar Diet and Coronary Artery Disease

(LUND UNIVERSITY) What connection is there between food and drink with added sugar and coronary artery disease? Until recently, the question had been inadequately answered by research, but an extensive study from Lund University in Sweden has now contributed important clues according to a recent press release ...
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