Understanding Coronary Artery Disease

Atherosclerosis, which is the development of lesions in arteries, is the underlying pathologic process that is responsible for coronary artery disease. During childhood atherosclerosis may slowly cause a thickening, loss of elasticity, and calcification of the arterial walls, a condition known as arteriosclerosis. The most common and serious result of atherosclerosis is the development of […]

Recognizing Symptoms of Heart Disease

Rather than being a specific ailment, the term heart disease is an umbrella term used to describe a grouping of different potentially life-threatening heart and blood vessel conditions. Examples of cardiovascular disorders that are listed under the category of heart disease are Coronary Artery Disease (the number one cause of heart attacks), aneurysms, congenital heart […]