Coronary Artery Disease

About "Coronary Artery Disease"

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) or Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) is a form of cardiovascular disease that causes reduced blood flow to the heart due to constricted blood vessels. It is the most common type of heart disease. The kinds of CAD are stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and cardiac death.

Related Terms: ECG, Angiography, Chest Pain, Angioplasty, Echocardiogram, Heart Attack, Congestive Heart Failure

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Coronary Artery Disease - a Common Fatal Heart Problem
Article Overview: Coronary artery disease is a common fatal condition. This article includes the symptoms, tests and treatment of coronary artery disease.  Read Article »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Coronary artery disease is characterized by blockages in the arteries, which supply blood to the heart. This, in turn, will cause nutrition and oxygen deprivement of the heart, which leads to pain and damage to the heart muscle. Heart dysfunction leads to symptoms or heart attack. When to Suspect C ...  Read Article »
Is CABG the only solution for coronary artery disease?
Query: Hi doctor, My father is diagnosed with coronary artery disease and triple vessel disease with LM. I have attached the angiogram report for your reference. Is the CABG only solution or partial stenting may work? Or is it fine to give only the medication as there are not much clinical symptoms? His TM...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have carefully reviewed your health query and feel sorry for your father's health issues. It is a concerning disease process. I never recommend to leave it as such and do nothing much for an advanced coronary artery disease. He has got triple vessel involvement and...  Read Full »
I have been having chest pain and palpitations. Can it be coronary artery disease?
Query: Hello doctor,I weigh 197 but was 224 three months ago. I am 5'8" and have no history of heart disease in my family. My blood pressure is a little high and my cholesterol is normal. My LDL was 120 three months ago before I started losing weight. I have been having chest pain for three months now alon...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is unlikely to be a coronary artery disease. Firstly, considering your age, it is very unlikely. Next thing, your stress test is normal and you did not have any pain during a stress test. Pain should be uniform of cardiac blockages, and you should have got it whil...  Read Full »
Atherosclerosis: The Silent Killer
Article Overview: Atherosclerosis is a coronary artery disease which is statistically the No. 1 killer. It is a silent disease, causing us no symptoms, and when it does, it can be life-threatening. Read this article to know how you can prevent this deadly disease.  Read Article »
Dr. Vasantha K S

The word '-athero' means paste and '-stenosis' means harden. So, atherosclerosis is the hardening of deposits formed inside the blood vessels, gradually building up to obstruct the blood flow in the vessel, and eventually, restricting the blood flow completely. Causes In a healthy person, the innerm ...  Read Article »
Heart disease runs in my family. How can I be proactive about it?
Query: Hello doctor,I am wondering if I should get checked or should worry about heart disease. It runs in my family. My grandma and uncle died of a massive heart attack at ages 58 and 37. Mom has issues and my cousin just had a quad done at 42. I would rather be proactive if I can. Advise?  Read Full »
Dr. Ganesh P Sapkal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a history of premature coronary artery disease in your family, as you told about a history of heart attack in grandmother and uncle. But, you did not mention what exact issue your mother has. It is better to get evaluated for coronary artery disease with te...  Read Full »
What could be the cause of ventricular fibrillation?
Query: Hello doctor, My 29 year old brother had a pacemaker placed three years ago after survival from a sudden cardiac arrest. Doctors found the cause of the cardiac arrest to be a ventricular fibrillation. Last week was the first time he received a shock from his pacemaker, that is, exactly three years...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ventricular fibrillation, the commonest cause is coronary artery disease. The other causes are dilated cardiomyopathy or low heart function. What is his ejection fraction? Low ejection fraction due to any reason like coronary artery disease or others can lead to v...  Read Full »
Which is a good medicine to prevent heart diseases in a diabetic patient?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years old. I am a diabetic patient for the last one year. I used Ayurvedic medicines. Normally, the BP varies between 130/80 to 137/90. For the last 10 days, I am feeling uncomfortable in the chest. Recent test report: Fasting 110, PPBS 185, TC 213, Triglycerides 146,...  Read Full »
Dr. Ganesh P Sapkal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Diabetes is a strong risk factor for coronary artery disease. You had chest discomfort and one episode of heart attack like symptoms and your ECG was normal at that time. But, a normal ECG does not rule out a heart attack. I think you should undergo further eva...  Read Full »
Can pain in left arm along with feeling of sickness indicate something serious?
Query: Hi doctor, I just wanted an opinion on what I need to do. I have been having pain in my left arm along with feeling like I am going to get sick and tired. My mom passed at 34 with a heart attack. Then presently my younger brother has a blockage. I am wondering if I may be over-reacting or should I...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have a strong family history of premature coronary artery disease, you are also at risk. Modify your lifestyle. Maintain weight with BMI less than 25, avoid tobacco and alcohol products if you consume. Reduce salt intake, and avoid fatty meals and fast foods. Have a...  Read Full »
What homeopathy medicines can help atherosclerosis?
Query: Hello doctor, My calcium coronary score is very high around 1800. Can you prescribe me homeopathic medicines which can effectively treat the plaque and atherosclerosis? I would prefer preparations from established medical companies. Have you heard of R12 from Dr Reckeweg? Please opine on the same t...  Read Full »
Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar
Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Calcium coronary score (CCS) increase causes the development of coronary artery disease. It causes fatty plaque formation in the coronary artery leading to narrowing of the artery. It is also called as cardiac calcium scoring. For men, CCS has 15-year mortality ran...  Read Full »
How serious is the left ventricular diastolic dysfunction?
Query: Hello doctor, How far is the left ventricular diastolic dysfunction serious? I am 68 years old. I also suffer from diabetes, BP, heart issues. I have had an angioplasty done 10 years back and again an angiography five years back. Please advice.  Read Full »
Dr. K Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have LV dysfunction possibly due to a combination of hypertension and coronary artery disease. I would like to know whether the severity of LV dysfunction is critical or not, what type of LV dysfunction is there and what is the ejection fraction? I would be happy if...  Read Full »


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