More than 1 million Americans have a heart attack every year. Heart disease is rampantly spreading in families today and will continue to do so as people neglect taking care of their bodies through diet and exercise. Sometimes it is just in family genetics and there is not much to be done but to take good care of the body.
Take a closer look at heart disease,what is actually taking place within a diseased heart and some warning signs to beware of.



* Pain or pressure in the chest
* Discomfort spreading to the back, jaw, throat, or arm
* Nausea, indigestion, or heartburn
* Weakness, anxiety, or shortness of breath
* Rapid or irregular heartbeats

Coronary Artery Disease

What coronary artery disease is

CAD is the leading cause of death in men and women. It is vital to understand what coronary artery disease is, some steps of prevention and practical things to do if you have already been diagnosed with it.The blood becomes restricted in the heart and is unable to be pumped through due to plaque build up within the walls of the artery. This plaque hardens and eventually blocks the passageway in which the blood would travel.


  • Maybe none
  • Pressure/ tightness in chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue after physical activity


  • Age
  • Race
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Family History

Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease


An ounce of prevention is a pound of cure. Coronary artery disease may be prevented for a majority of individuals who do not have a family history of it, and if family history is a concern, there is a way to live to help the heart function effectively. First, know if you have it. There are blood tests that can be taken, an EKG may be performed, a stress test and other tests can be given to determine the condition of the heart. If CAD is detected some helpful advice woul be to consider these things: medications are effective, do not smoke, manage your weight, keep the blood pressure down, reduce stress, have regular medical tests done and exercise daily for thirty minutes a day.

Treatment of coronary artery disease


Angioplasty Procedure