Treatments for CAD


Coronary artery disease (CAD)

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It occurs when coronary arteries, which carry oxygenated blood to the heart, become narrowed or blocked by plaque, a composite of fat deposits, cholesterol and other substances. As plaque builds up, your arteries become hardened and less flexible. 

This is known as arteriosclerosis. When the coronary become blocked or narrowed by plaque, the heart does not get the oxygen it needs, which can lead to chest pain or a heart attack.

Lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and quitting smoking can help improve the symptoms of CAD. Sometimes, other treatment options may be required. There have been many advances in the cardiology field over the past few years, making CAD more treatable than ever.





Treatment Options for CAD
Learn about the benefits and risks of current CAD treatments.

About Drug-Eluting Stents
See the benefits of how drug-eluting stents work.

Living with a Stent
Find out what to expect after an intervention.

CAD Resources
Get up-to-date information and resources on CAD.

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