Coronary Artery Disease

By: Adrael Green and Andrea Smith

Coronary Artery Disease

A heart disease that is a result of plaque build up in your coronary arteries.A condition called atherosclerosis that leads to blockage making the arteries become narrow and ridged restricting blood flow to the heart.It starves the heart of oxygen and nutrients. Atheroscierosis starts at a a young and and as you get older it continues to build up

Who is most commonly effected?

Atherosclerosis starts at a young age then continues to build up as you get older

Symptoms?

  1. Shortness of breath
  2. irregular heart beat
  3. Faster heart beat
  4. Weakness
  5. dizziness
  6. nausea
  7. Sweating

Diagnosed?

The disease can be diagnosed by talking to your doctor about symptoms medical history and risk factors,performing a physical exam ,performing diagnostic test like exercise stress test andCT scans

Treatment?

It can be helped by making lifestyle changes .Avoid smoking ,process foods. Medication may be needed to help your heart work more efficiently and there are also common procedures to treat the disease that include balloon angioplasty,stent placement and coronary artery bypass surgery

Prognosis?

Estimated 15.5 million patients in the United stated have coronary artery disease. Each year 1.5 million patients suffer an acute myocardial infraction.An almost 600,000 people die
Overview of Coronary Artery Disease
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