Heart & Vascular

Coronary Arterial Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the broad term used for a variety of heart and blood vessel diseases. It encompasses a wide range of conditions with many impacted by lifestyle choices.

Coronary Artery Disease is the accumulation of fatty deposits along the innermost layer of the coronary arteries.Coronary artery disease occurs when the inner lining of the artery is damaged. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, smoking, a high-fat diet and an inactive lifestyle.

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Prevention

Living a healthy lifestyle that incorporates good nutrition, weight management and getting plenty of physical activity can play a big role in avoiding CAD. Additionally:

  • Take all medications as prescribed by your doctor
  • Get a flu vaccine each year
  • Attend a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
  • Follow-up with your doctor regularly

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Treatment Options

Treatment of coronary artery disease starts with managing risk factors such as reducing cholesterol, controlling blood pressure, managing diabetes when present, achieving an ideal weight, getting more exercise and quitting smoking. Additionally, drug therapy, may be used to reduce or lower your of the risk of angina and having a heart attack.

Treatment may include:

  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Coronary artery bypass

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Exams and Tests

Along with a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for CAD may include the following:

Suspecting an aortic aneurysm, your doctor may order one or more of the following tests:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
  • Echocardiogram (ECHO)
  • Stress test
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Nuclear Stress Test
  • Nuclear Scanning to show the healthy and damaged areas of the heart

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Ajay Abichandani, MD

Ajay Abichandani, MD

Cardiology

Nuclear Cardiology

Internal Medicine

David Allen, DO

David Allen, DO

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Marcus Averbach, MD

Marcus Averbach, MD

Cardiology

Nuclear Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Todd Banning, DO

Todd Banning, DO

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Navtej Brar, DO

Navtej Brar, DO

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Francis Burt, MD

Francis Burt, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

John Cassel, MD

John Cassel, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Mary Donna Cruz, MD

Mary Donna Cruz, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Christopher Cutitta, DO

Christopher Cutitta, DO

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Devang Dave, MD

Devang Dave, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Bhavin Dumaswala, MD

Bhavin Dumaswala, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Michael Durkin, MD

Michael Durkin, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Raymond Durkin, MD

Raymond Durkin, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology

James Gallagher, MD

James Gallagher, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Samuel Giamber, MD

Samuel Giamber, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Paul Gulotta, MD

Paul Gulotta, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Sobhan Kodali, MD

Sobhan Kodali, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Richard Kolecki, MD

Richard Kolecki, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology

Hardik Mangrolia, MD

Hardik Mangrolia, MD

Cardiology

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Internal Medicine

Electrophysiology

Ather Mansoor, MD

Ather Mansoor, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Jake Marais, MD

Jake Marais, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

William Markson, MD

William Markson, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Lynn Moran, DO

Lynn Moran, DO

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Rujul Patel, DO

Rujul Patel, DO

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Vidya Ponnathpur, MD

Vidya Ponnathpur, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Arthur Popkave, MD

Arthur Popkave, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Amit Prasad, MD

Amit Prasad, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Peter Puleo, MD

Peter Puleo, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology

Christopher Sarnoski, DO

Christopher Sarnoski, DO

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology

Arjinder Sethi, MD

Arjinder Sethi, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Jamshid Shirani, MD

Jamshid Shirani, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Narpinder Singh, MD

Narpinder Singh, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology

Michael Summers, DO

Michael Summers, DO

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Luis Tejada, MD

Luis Tejada, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology

Dwithiya Thomas, MD

Dwithiya Thomas, MD

Cardiology

Internal Medicine