Coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease, is a condition where plaque progressively builds up in arteries and restricts adequate blood flow to the heart muscles. This can lead to serious health problems, including heart attacks.
An estimated 1 in 12 Canadian adults age 20 and over live with diagnosed heart disease
Angiography and Cardiac CT scan are considered to be the most reliable medical tests to detect blockages in the arteries of the heart. A CT scan creates pictures of the heart and its blood arteries using a powerful X-ray machine. On the other hand, Cardiac Angiography is done by inserting a catheter through the groin or arm into the vessels of the heart. Sometimes a dye is injected into the blood first to get a clear picture of the blocked vessels in the heart.
The heart is the primary organ that controls the body’s functioning. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) happens when plaque develops in coronary arteries that supply oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the heart and other organs of the body.
CAD directly affects the functioning of the brain, kidneys, lungs, and limbs. CAD can also damage the respiratory system. It is very important to take care of your heart health to maintain wellness across the entire body.
You may reduce your chance of getting coronary heart disease (CHD) in a number of ways: