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coronary heart disease 

How Is Coronary Heart Disease Treated?

How Is Coronary Heart Disease Treated?

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Treatment for coronary heart disease involves multiple things. It is usually treated through lifestyle changes, drugs, and certain medical and surgical procedures. Angioplasty is a common procedure that is used to open the clogged arteries. Stents can be placed to keep them open after the procedure. Lifestyle changes are important in managing the disease.

What is Coronary Heart Disease?

What is Coronary Heart Disease?

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Coronary heart disease is a heart disease which is a result of building up of plaques in the arteries. This plaque then makes flow passages narrower, or blocks them completely and stops the flow of the blood therein. This also increases the chances of having a cardiac arrest or heart attack and stroke.

What are the Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease?

What are the Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease?

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Angina is a common symptom of coronary heart disease (CHD). A person may experience pressure in chest as if someone is pressing hard. Another common symptom of coronary heart disease is shortness of breath. Some people may not experience any signs

What Causes Coronary Heart Disease?

What Causes Coronary Heart Disease?

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Coronary artery disease, also called as coronary heart disease, is a chronic condition that affects millions of Americans. It is caused as a result of plaque buildup over a period of time. The arteries, which are initially smooth and elastic, get plaque deposited on their inner walls. This makes them rigid and narrowed.

How is Coronary Heart Disease Diagnosed?

How is Coronary Heart Disease Diagnosed?

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No single test can diagnose whether you have coronary heart disease. If the physical examination and blood tests indicate that you may have it, he will recommend one or more of several available tests. These tests include such as electrocardiogram, echocardiography, stress testing, CT coronary angiography, and cardiac catheterization.