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Coronary Artery Disease-The-Who What Where And Why

While I sincerely hope you never have to deal with it, there are a few things I’d like you to know about Coronary Artery Disease-the-Who What Where And Why… (I left out the “when” because I hope it’s never!). These are the bare-bone facts I hope will lead you to a better understanding of your condition, and especially, how to…

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Coronary Artery Calcification-The Best Marker of Heart Health

Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is the buildup of calcium in the arteries, whose job it is to carry oxygenated blood from the heart to other parts of the body. The calcium deposits harden the arteries It can cause blood vessels to narrow, leading to the development of Heart Disease. This is similar to atherosclerosis, where the arteries become narrowed due…

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Diabetes And Coronary Artery Disease-The Sugar Blues

People with Diabetes have a greater-than-average risk of developing Coronary Artery Disease. It’s why we call Diabetes And Coronary Artery Disease “The Sugar Blues.” This is the type of heart disease in which arteries are clogged by fat and cholesterol. Two out of three people with Diabetes die from heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes. Let me say that…

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Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Explained

As defined by the American Heart Association, Coronary Artery Bypass surgery (also known as CABG for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft) is performed on patients with serious blockages or narrowing of the arteries of the heart (Coronary Artery Disease) The arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle (the coronary arteries) can become clogged by a buildup of fat and cholesterol,…

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Angina-Chest Pain From Coronary Artery Disease

 Angina-chest pain from Coronary Artery Disease- is the medical term for the specific type of discomfort someone experiences when their heart muscle does not get enough blood to it.  The underlying cause of the Angina is the build-up of fatty deposits (called “plaques”) commonly found in Coronary Artery Disease.  It may feel like pressure or a squeezing pain in the chest, described…

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