Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease, involves a build up of plague in the arteries. This stops blood from flowing to the heart and can cause angina and heart attacks. The plague (plak) in the arteries, also called atherosclerosis, is made up of cholesterol and other substances.
The symptoms are sometimes unnoticebale, making it one of the reasons this disease is the number one killer. You can protect yourself by learning the risk factors of the disease, making lifestyle changes to prevent hardening of the arteries, and getting tested by your doctor. Find more information on the causes of the condition, as well as treatment methods and medications such as beta clockers.

Angina Pectoris and Pathophysiology

Although heart attack due to coronary disease is a common cause of death in adults, less than 20 percent of patients experience chest pains. How do chest pains related to heart disease evolve? Learn more about angina pectoris and pathophysiology of myocardial ischemia.

Autoimmune Heart Disease

Autoimmune diseases affect millions of Americans and are the third most common category of diseases after cancer and heart disease. This type of disease can affect any site in the body, and the heart is one of the major organs that can be severely damaged. Learn more about autoimmune heart disease.