Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Treatment for Heart Disease in Fremont
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the
United States, and the most common type of heart disease is known as coronary
artery disease (CAD). Also called atherosclerotic heart disease, CAD is
typically caused by plaque buildup, which occurs in the coronary arteries
and obstructs the flow of blood to the heart. Plaque buildup is a condition
called atherosclerosis. This occurs over a long period of time. Plaque
can harden or break over time, which can lead to formation of a blood
clot that largely or completely stops blood flow through the artery. This
can lead to angina or a heart attack.
Coronary Artery Disease Treatment
Certain medications and procedures can be effective in treating or preventing
coronary heart disease. Certain issues are risk factors for CAD, such
as high cholesterol, irregular heartbeat, low blood flow, and hypertension
/ high blood pressure. Medications used to treat these factors can therefore
be effective in managing CAD. In some cases, surgical remedies designed
to restore blood flow can be effective. Changes in lifestyle—specifically
those involving diet, nutrition, and exercise—can also be helpful.
Our cardiology department at WTMF provides advanced
Some of the tests that can be used to diagnose CAD include:
One of our heart doctors may recommend a low sodium, low fat diet, and
a healthy exercise program. Speak with the cardiac care team at Washington
Township Medical Foundation about treatments for CAD.