Coronary artery disease

The most common cause of death in the world is coronary artery disease (CAD). While the symptoms and signs of coronary artery disease are recognised in advanced stages of the disease, most people with the disease show no signs or symptoms for decades as the disease advances before the first manifestation of symptoms, which is typically a "sudden" heart attack, occurs.

Some of these atheromatous plaques may rupture after decades of growth, reducing blood supply to the heart muscle (along with the activation of the blood clotting system). The disease is the leading cause of sudden death, as well as the leading cause of death in men and women over the age of 20.

Individuals with this level of coronary artery disease have often had one or more myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) and may be experiencing signs and symptoms of persistent coronary ischemia, such as angina at rest and flash pulmonary edema.

  • Track 1-1 Obstructive coronary artery disease
  • Track 2-2 Non-obstructive coronary artery disease
  • Track 3-3 Coronary micro vascular disease
  • Track 4-4 Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Track 5-5 High blood pressure

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