Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease and the leading cause of death in the United States in men and women. CAD occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart harden and become narrow. Common symptoms of CAD are angina, shortness of breath, nausea and fatigue.

Several tests are available to diagnose CAD. Your doctor may use cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, coronary computed tomography angiogram (CTA) or other tests.

CAD can often be improved through lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy diet and increasing physical activity. Medication and a variety of procedure can also be used if needed.