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.
What Is Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)?
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.
Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest
Heart attacks and cardiac arrest can kill — they can also leave you sickly, bedridden, and depressed. Here's what every guy needs to know about them and their prevention.
Are You at Risk for Atherosclerosis?
Could you be at risk for atherosclerosis -- hardening of the arteries?
Heart Health: Separating the Truth From the Myths
When it comes to heart health, knowing what’s true and what’s a myth can save your life. Learn the most common myths -- and get the facts.
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.
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.
Your Arterial Lifeline
Heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. But diseases caused by atherosclerosis also lead to chronic pain, kidney failure, blindness, and even impotence.