Coronary Artery Disease

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Coronary Artery Disease

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‘Take Action’: Dave McGillivray’s Message To Anyone Ignoring Symptoms Of Heart Disease

There aren’t many people who run their age in miles every year. Dave McGillivray does. From the time he was a boy, he’s celebrated his good health and love of running with a personal challenge that obviously gets more challenging with age. His last “full” birthday run was last year: 63 miles.

This year, by necessity, he split the effort into 32 miles of running and 32 miles of biking. A feat, to be sure. But this year, he is facing a challenge for which there is no training. McGillivray, arguably one of the most fit people on the planet, has coronary artery disease and is preparing to undergo triple bypass surgery as Mass General Hospital.

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 ‘Take Action’: Dave McGillivray’s Message To Anyone Ignoring Symptoms Of Heart Disease

His overriding message to anyone experiencing shortness of breath, chest tightness or any sensation that doesn’t feel “right?” TAKE ACTION. He wants his experience to serve both as a cautionary tale and a reminder that we can’t outrun our genetics. It’s not selfish to take care of yourself. On the contrary, he says, it’s the right thing to do for the people you love.

7 Weird, Early Signs You May Have Coronary Artery Disease

Heart conditions are rampant among women, and you may have one and not even know it. However, there early signs that you may have coronary artery disease (CAD) that aren't so obvious, so you can know what to watch out for and when to seek medical attention.

Coronary Artery Disease

The journal welcomes reports of original research with a clinical emphasis, including observational studies, clinical trials, and advances in applied and basic laboratory research: the journal particularly welcomes important basic research that contributes to the understanding of coronary artery disease.

Coronary Heart Disease Screening Tests

Coronary heart disease or coronary heart disease (CAD) screening tests can be used to potentially prevent a heart attack or cardiac event in a person without heart disease symptoms, and can assist in diagnosing heart disease in individuals with heart disease symptoms. Examples of coronary heart disease tests include...

The coronary arteries supply a constant flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart, which pumps almost 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body each day. If plaque builds up in these coronary arteries, blockages can develop, reducing blood flow to the heart and causing symptoms ranging from mild chest pain to a heart attack, which can be fatal.


Medications are very useful in the treatment of CAD, and are used in virtually every case. While the ideal medicine, one that would simply quietly and completely "dissolve" the blockages, has not yet been found, some classes of medicines to reduce the blockage to some degree are currently available. Blood thinners, often "simple" aspirin, is indicated in almost every case.

Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease (CHD) or coronary atherosclerosis, involves the progressive narrowing of the arteries that nourish the heart muscle. Often there are no symptoms, but if one or more of these arteries become severely narrowed, angina may develop during exercise, stress, or other times when the heart muscle is not getting enough blood.

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Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but it can be prevented by making good lifestyle choices. Learn about the causes and symptoms of coronary heart disease as well as methods for treatment and prevention.


Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women.

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) affects almost 13 million Americans, making it the most common form of heart disease. CAD and its complications, like arrhythmia, angina pectoris, and heart attack (also called myocardial infarction), are the leading causes of death in the United States.

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