Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis

Coronary artery atherosclerosis is the single largest killer of men and women in the United States. It is the principal cause of coronary artery disease (CAD), in which atherosclerotic changes are present within the walls of the coronary arteries. The signs and symptoms of coronary artery atherosclerosis include the following:
-Chest pain
-Shortness of breath
-Weakness, tiredness, reduced exertional capacity
-Dizziness, palpitations
-Leg swelling
-Weight gain
-Stable angina pectoris
-Intermittent claudication
-Mesenteric angina
-Tachycardia: Common in persons with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
-High or low blood pressure