Often known as, CAD, coronary artery disease is an issue that causes damage of further disease to the heart’s major blood vessels. A buildup of plaque causes arteries to narrow, and in some cases, close, limiting blood flow to the heart.
Coronary artery disease can range from no symptoms, to chest pain, to a heart attack. Treatments include lifestyle changes, medications, angioplasty, and surgery.
We use a number of tests and asses your lifestyle and living habits, to see your likelihood of acquiring CAD. As we assess this disease we have a much higher chance of preventing it from entering any advanced stages or doing irreversible damage to the heart.
Conventional Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease
- Old age: Men over 40 & Women over 50 are more likely to suffer from CAD.
- Family history of early heart disease
- Race: Among persons with CAD, the cardiovascular death rate for African Americans is reported to be particularly high; in Asians, low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), which are considered to be a risk factor for coronary heart disease, appear to be especially prevalent; South Asians appear to have a higher independent risk for cardiovascular disease as well.
Lifestyle Risk Factors
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Smoking cigarettes: If you stop smoking rates of acquiring CAD are greatly lowered.
- Diabetes mellitus
- Lack of physical activity
- Mental stress and depression
Metabolic Syndrome Includes:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Sugar Levels
- And an overall combination of cardiovascular issues presenting at the same time.