Defining Coronary Artery Disease (01:20)
An expert explains how heart blood vessel blockages can lead to a myocardial infarction—the leading cause of death worldwide.
Coronary Artery Disease Symptoms (02:09)
Learn symptoms associated with chronic CAD, known as angina, and acute CAD.
Diagnosing CAD (01:30)
Learn how exercise stress tests and coronary angiograms are conducted.
CAD Medical Treatment (02:35)
Medications used to treat coronary artery disease include aspirin, beta blockers, cholesterol lowering drugs, and ace inhibitors.
CAD Treatment: Angioplasty (02:44)
Learn how angioplasties expand coronary artery walls with stent implantation; an expert discusses advantages and disadvantages of the procedure.
CAD Treatment: Bypass (02:11)
Learn how veins from the leg or the chest are used to circumvent a coronary blockage; an expert describes patients suitable for the surgical procedure.
Bypass vs. Angioplasty (01:50)
Learn which coronary artery disease patients are better suited to surgery than to stent implantation.
CAD Risk Factors (01:22)
Genetic predisposition, elevated LDL cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and smoking contribute to the development of coronary artery disease.
CAD Prevention (02:15)
Lifestyle changes decreasing the risk of coronary artery disease include a low saturated fat diet, exercise and obesity prevention, early high cholesterol detection, and avoiding tobacco.
Living with CAD (01:17)
Family members can offer coronary artery disease patients support in treatment and lifestyle changes.
CAD Outlook (01:52)
Coronary artery disease death rates are decreasing due to effective prevention and treatment programs. Controlling global obesity and diabetes epidemics will be crucial for continued progress.
Credits: Coronary Artery Disease: Disease and…Ease (03:08)
Credits: Coronary Artery Disease: Disease and…Ease
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