Coronary Artery Disease Directory
When arteries become filled with plaque and the arteries narrow, atherosclerosis occurs. When atherosclerosis happens in the coronary arteries, it is called coronary artery disease. When this happens, the heart cannot get enough oxygen to function properly. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how coronary artery disease is caused, what its symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease is a serious condition caused by a buildup of plaque in your arteries. Learn more about coronary artery disease causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and complications.
Atherosclerosis: What’s Weight Got to Do With It?
Extra weight contributes to atherosclerosis, the leading cause of death in the U.S. Fortunately, taking the weight off can slow down or prevent atherosclerosis.
Risk Factors for Heart Disease
WebMD explains the risk factors for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.
Understanding Heart Attack
What exactly happens to trigger a heart attack? Learn more from WebMD about causes of heart attack and what to expect afterward.
Medical Cost of Heart Disease
Heart disease doesn't just affect your health. It can wipe out your family's finances and limit your ability to work. A rundown of the medical costs of heart disease, and advice about how to protect yourself.
6 Heart Health Myths and Facts: Is Your Heart in Danger?
Are younger women in danger of heart disease? Would you know if you had a heart attack? WebMD lists out 6 dangerous myths we believe about heart disease.
How Much Do You Know About Atherosclerosis?
Take WebMD's five-minute quiz to see just how much you understand about atherosclerosis and heart disease.
Three Heart-Healthy Makeovers
Three at-risk people who turned their heart health around.