Coronary Heart Disease — Overview, Symptoms, Treatments, and Other Resources.
Information on Coronary Artery Disease from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Coronary artery disease (CAD), also called coronary heart disease, is a condition in which plaque (plak) builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply your heart muscle with oxygen-rich blood. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol (ko-LES-ter-ol), calcium, and other substances found in the blood. When plaque builds up in the arteries..Read more at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information on Coronary Heart Disease from the UCLA Health System
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. CHD is also called coronary artery disease. Coronary heart disease is usually caused by a condition called atherosclerosis , which occurs when fatty material and a substance called plaque builds up on the walls of your arteries. This causes them to get narrow. As the coronary arteries narrow...Read more at the UCLA Health System website.
Information on Coronary Artery Disease (Ischemic Heart Disease) from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting over 5 million Americans. CAD is a narrowing of the coronary arteries, the vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle, generally due to the buildup of plaques in the arterial walls, a process known as atherosclerosis. Plaques are composed of cholesterol-rich fatty deposits, collagen, other proteins, and excess smooth muscle cells...Read more at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Slide Presentation: Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)
View a PowerPoint slide presentation on an alternative treatment for coronary artery disease presented at clinicaltrials.org. Viewing requires Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer (free download available at Microsoft.com).
Coronary Artery Disease - How Your Diet Can Help
Read this informative pamphlet at the journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Video: Coronary Artery Disease
View a video describing coronary artery disease presented by Dr. Romualdo Segurola from the Heart Library.
Video: Coronary artery disease
View a video describing coronary artery disease prepared by UCLA Health System.
View a 32 second video describing angioplasty presented by Healthline.
Video: Coronary Artery Anatomy 3D video
View a 23 second video describing coronary artery anatomy presented by Healthline
Video: Coronary Angioplasty Stent Placement
View a one hour webcast on coronary angioplasty stent placement presented by Shawnee Mission Medical Center through MedlinePlus.
Video: Minimally Invasive Heart Procedure: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
View a one hour video on minimally evasive heart surgery presented by St. Mary’s Duluth Clinic Heart Center through MedlinePlus.
AHA/ACC guidelines for secondary prevention for patients with coronary and other atherosclerotic vascular disease: 2006 update
Major recommendations for secondary prevention for patients with coronary and other atherosclerotic vascular diseases prepared by the National Guideline Clearinghouse.
Aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement
Major recommendations in regard to aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease prepared by the National Guideline Clearinghouse.
Diet and lifestyle recommendations revision 2006. A scientific statement from the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee
Major recommendations in regard to diet and lifestyle for patients at risk for cardiovascular disease prepared by the National Guideline Clearinghouse.
Statins for the prevention of cardiovascular events
Major recommendations for the use of statins in the prevention of cardiovascular events prepared by National Guideline Clearinghouse.
Therapy with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in patients with coronary artery disease and dilated cardiomyopathy: benefits and disadvantages
Contemporary guidelines refer to ICD implantation in patients who experienced ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation as secondary prevention, and in well-defined high risk groups as primary prevention. Randomised studies were performed in patients with coronary artery disease and in non-ischaemic cardiopathies, chiefly dilated cardiomyopathy. Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.
Long-term survival and functional outcome of unselected patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the most effective reperfusion modality in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI). Data concerning long-term survival and functional outcome are sparse. Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.
Prevalence and significance of carotid plaques in patients with coronary atherosclerosis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) has recently been recommended as a non-invasive tool for primary prevention of cardiovascular events; the association between CIMT and adverse cardiovascular events is well-known. We sought to evaluate the prevalence and significance of carotid artery plaque, especially in patients with coronary atherosclerosis. Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.
Personalized medicine in coronary artery disease: insights from genomic research
Prior clinical studies have demonstrated that a family history of coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with future cardiovascular events. Although there are several Mendelian disorders that are associated with CAD, most common forms of CAD are believed to be multifactorial and the result of many genes with small individual effects. Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.
Statins in the prevention of heart failure after myocardial infarction
Statin therapy has demonstrated clear reductions in the risk of death and recurrent cardiac events in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and coronary artery disease. Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.
Clinical features, management and in-hospital outcome of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in young adults under 40 years of age
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to evaluate the demographic and clinical findings and in-hospital management and outcome in patients with an acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.
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