Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of heart attacks in the United States, which is the number one cause of death among both men and women. The doctors at Chinatown Cardiology, with locations in the Chinatown section of New York City and Brooklyn and Flushing, New York, are leading experts in diagnosing and treating CAD.
CAD is a disease in which the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart are narrowed, due to a buildup of a waxy substance called plaque. Medically known as atherosclerosis, this buildup restricts blood flow, and as it progresses can create a partial or complete blockage that prevents blood from reaching the heart.
Many people do not experience symptoms until they suffer a heart attack. However, for those who are symptomatic, angina is a leading sign. Angina is chest pain or discomfort that feels like pressure or squeezing in your chest. Some people also feel angina pain in their shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back.
While certain risk factors, such as genetics and age, cannot be controlled, most can. These include:
To prevent CAD:
If your doctor suspects you have CAD, he or she may order one or more of the following tests:
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