Symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD)

Symptoms of CAD include chest pains or pressure, called angina, which can spread to the arms or jaw. This can happen during stress, physical activity, or even at rest. Other symptoms include fatigue and shortness of breath. If the flow of blood in a heart artery is blocked, a heart attack can happen. CAD often develops over years, so you may not know you have a problem until you have major blockage and symptoms arise.

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What causes coronary artery disease (CAD)?

CAD is caused by an injury to the lining of the artery wall. This injury can be caused by smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. CAD can also be caused by other risk factors that cannot be avoided such as menopause, aging, or having a family with a history of heart disease. You can have a positive impact on some risk factors by quitting smoking, taking steps to lower cholesterol, exercising regularly, keeping your diabetes and high blood pressure under control, and seeing your doctor regularly.

What is complex coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Learn more about the different types of complex CAD so you can talk to your doctor about getting the right treatment.

How is coronary artery disease (CAD) diagnosed?

There are many ways that a doctor can diagnose and treat CAD and complex CAD. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment journey, and the doctors that will help you along the way.

 

How is coronary artery disease (CAD) diagnosed?

There are many ways that a doctor can diagnose and treat CAD and complex CAD. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment journey, and the doctors that will help you along the way.

 

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