Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease, also called coronary heart disease, ischemic heart disease, myocardial ischemia, or simply heart disease, involves the reduction of

What is coronary artery disease?

Coronary artery disease is a common heart condition. The major blood vessels that supply the heart (coronary arteries) struggle to send enough blood, oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle. Calcium deposits (Arterial Plaque) in the heart arteries and inflammation are usually the cause of coronary artery disease.

Signs and symptoms of coronary artery disease occur when the heart doesn't get enough oxygen-rich blood. If you have coronary artery disease, reduced blood flow to the heart can cause chest pain (angina) and shortness of breath. A complete blockage of blood flow can cause a heart attack.