Coronary artery disease results from the progressive growth of atherosclerotic plaque within a coronary artery. Over time, as this build-up increases, it can result in impairment of blood flow and delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle, resulting in ischemia. Risk factors for the development of coronary artery disease include: high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, family history of coronary artery disease, obesity, physical inactivity, tobacco smoking, being post-menopausal for women and over age 45 for men.
Treatment for coronary artery disease can range from lifestyle modifications to your diet and exercise behaviors, medications, angioplasty or even coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Dr Zurick and his team can assess your risk of developing coronary artery disease and can help to manage it if this is a condition you already know you have.