Coronary artery disease

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  • Coronary Artery Disease

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    Heart disease, also known as the “silent killer”, is one of the most common causes of death worldwide, though many people live with this disease for many years without knowing it. Types of heart diseases include coronary artery disease, cardiomyopath, valvular heart disease, pericardial disease, and congenital heart disease. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is when the arteries that supplies blood for the heart muscle gradually hardens

  • Coronary Artery Disease Study

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    riddled with pain. Some illnesses and diseases can be cured and treated and the person can pursue a normal life. On the other hand, some people are not as lucky and are

  • Coronary Artery Disease ( Cad )

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    Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as heart disease, is defined as the “narrowing or blockage of the arteries and vessels that provide oxygen and nutrients to the heart” (Milto, Odle, p.1). The main cause of CAD is an accumulation of fatty materials on the lining of arteries. Once the fatty materials line the inner arteries, it restricts blood flow to the heart. When blood is can no longer long flow to the heart, it causes a heart attack. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death

  • Essay On Coronary Artery Disease

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    Heart disease is conditions which include blood clots, diseased vessels, and structural complications. In the United States alone, this deadly disease claims up to 610,000 lives every year- that's one in every four Americans! The most common type of heart disease is Coronary Artery Disease. This is a condition where plaque builds up in the patient’s arteries that supply the oxygen rich blood to your heart. Over time, as the plaque starts to build up the arteries can often rupture which can cause

  • What Is Coronary Artery Disease?

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    About 610,000 Americans die from heart diseases each year, which is about 1 in every 4 deaths. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease is buildup of plaque in the arteries, which restrict the flow of the oxygen rich blood and nutrients to the heart. This can cause major problems such as angina or heart attack. If the blood supply to the heart is disturbed or if the blood supply is not able to keep up with the energy demand. That can result in permanent

  • Coronary Artery Disease Research Paper

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    Every day there are news stories that pop up about new deadly diseases that ravish the world. But who knew that one of the deadliest diseases is also one of the most common. This disease is called Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), which is a form of heart disease. Affecting more than 15 million Americans, this is also the leading cause of death in the United States (Texas Heart Institute). Several things can attribute to this. Some of the main factors are pre-existing illness, lifestyle choices, and

  • Case Study On Coronary Artery Disease

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    Case Study on Coronary Artery Disease The following summary is an updated case study of a 47 year old male patient, Jim who was diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease. The patient did receive information on what CAD is and was informed that test were needed to fully diagnose and be evaluated for underlying conditions (high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, diabetes and blockage. I will discuss the type of test needed for this condition and tests for any underlying conditions that

  • Symptoms And Treatment Of Coronary Artery Disease

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    D.L., a 33 year old female with history of Coronary Artery Disease was admitted with complaints of chest pain. The patient had Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty or PCTA in 2011. The chest pain started 3 days ago upon admission and described the pain as 3 out of 10 in pain scale for severity. The patient stated that the pain feels like a squeezing pain on the chest and no aggravating factors caused it as she recalls. The patient used Nitroglycerine to alleviate the pain, which lasted

  • Coronary Artery Disease Is The Most Common Type Of Heart Disease

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    Coronary Artery Disease is the most common type of heart disease and is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. It is caused by a buildup of cholesterol and other materials on the inner walls of arteries. The buildup is called atherosclerosis. As the buildup grows the heart gets less and less blood supply thereby depleting it of oxygen. This eventually leads to chest pain (angina) or a heart attack which is usually caused by a clot that suddenly breaks off the

  • A Brief Note On Coronary Artery Disease Prevention

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    Coronary artery bypasses surgery, percutaneous angioplasty-stent, aspirin use, cholesterol-lowering therapies, and increased awareness of coronary artery disease prevention are the main strategies for the preventive treatment of SCD [166]. As the main etiology behind coronary artery ischemia is the plaque rupture, methods to prevent plaque rupture, plaque stabilization, decreasing plaque formation and searching risk markers for sudden plaque rupture should be discovered. The role of cholesterol in