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CAD – Coronary Artery Disease

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 tests.

Some of the tests that can be used to diagnose CAD include:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Coronary angiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Chest X-ray
  • Exercise stress test
  • Cardiac catheterization

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.

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  • Cardiology Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
    39300 Civic Center Drive
    Suite 200
    Fremont, CA 94538
    (510) 248-1670
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