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Lourdes Cespedes  PM  CMA MTC Mrs. Leedham      Treatments       Refrain from smoking and avoid second hand smoking       ...

Refrain from smoking or second hand smoke.

Avoid eating processed foods. 

Change in your diet to a low-trans-fat, salt, and sugar to reduce cholesterol. 

Exercise regularly. 

If the starter treatments do not work it usually results in medication, such as aspirin and a statin, depending on your situation.

Lastly, Surgery and Procedures:

  1. Balloon Angioplasty 
  2. Stent Placement
  3. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery 


Description  Signs and Symptoms      Chest Pains  Angina        occurs when you feel pressure or squeezing in your chest o...

Coronary artery disease, also known as CAD, is the most common heart disease and leads to many deaths for women and men in the United States. CAD is when the arteries that supply blood to heart muscle become hardened and narrowed, caused by build up of cholesterol called plaque. Plaque occurs on their inner walls of the arteries, which is called atherosclerosis. Although the purpose of an artery is so the blood can flow though it, as plaque grows, less blood travels. This causes the blood or oxygen to never reach the heart. Which will lead to chest pain or a heart attack. Blood clots are usually cut off the heart's blood supply, which is permanent.  Coronary artery disease can also lead to many worst symptoms and damages if not treated.

Chest Pains (Angina)

Occurs when you feel pressure or squeezing in your chest or shoulders, arms, jaw or back. 

Shortness Of Breath (SOB)

Difficulty breathing.

Heart Attack 

Happen if an area of plaque in a coronary artery ruptures (breaks open) which causes the oxygen to never go through the artery to the heart. This would cause painful angina and shortness of breath. 

Heart Failure

Occurs when your heart cant pump enough blood for the body's needs. 

Arrhythmia

It is when a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat.



Your personal doctor can usually tell if you have coronary artery disease, due to your symptoms and life style. 

  1. A physical exam
  2. Computer Tomography Angiography (CTA)
  3. EKG (Electrocardiogram)
  4. Echocardiography
  5. CT scans 
  6. Stress Testing
  7. Chest X Ray
  8. Blood Testing 
  9. Coronary Angiography and Cardiac Catheterization             

Ask your doctor about recommendations to the right diagnostic test for you.