Heart attack risk factors
Heart attack risk factors

These are some common risk factors for a heart attack. Genetics play an important role in defining the risk of a person for getting a heart attack.

Heart attack image
Heart attack image

A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, generally by a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries (a disease called coronary artery disease).

Heart diseases
Heart diseases

Heart disease is a term that covers a range of disorders that affect the heart. Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease.

Coronary artery bypass surgery
Coronary artery bypass surgery

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a type of surgery that improves blood flow to the heart. It's used for people who have severe coronary heart disease, also called coronary artery disease. 

Stent implant concept as a heart disease treatment
Stent implant concept as a heart disease treatment

Stent is implanted inside blood vessels to widen the blocked arteries for the treatment of heart diseases.

Stent angioplasty image
Stent angioplasty image

Angioplasty is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart with the use of a stent.

Normal artery vs blocked artery
Normal artery vs blocked artery

Narrowring and hardening of arteries causes the symptoms of coronary artery disease (coronary heart disease).

A 3D illustration of plaque blocking the blood flow
A 3D illustration of plaque blocking the blood flow

When plaque builds up, they narrow your coronary arteries, decreasing blood flow to the heart. Eventually, the decreased blood flow may cause coronary artery disease symptoms.

Image showing the process of ateriosclerosis
Image showing the process of ateriosclerosis

Arteriosclerosis is the stiffening or hardening of artery walls. Atherosclerosis is the narrowing of the artery because of plaque build-up. It can result in coronary artery disease, stroke, other heart diseases, or kidney problems.

Angioplasty for coronary artery disease
Angioplasty for coronary artery disease

Angioplasty is a medical procedure in which a narrowed section of the coronary artery is widened. It is less invasive and has a shorter recovery time than a bypass surgery of the heart.