About Coronary Artery Disease
Contact Dr. Thomas if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart become damaged and narrowed. This can happen when plaque--made up of substances found in your blood including fat, cholesterol, and calcium--builds up inside these arteries. When too much plaque builds up, it causes a condition called atherosclerosis, in which blood flow to the heart is reduced.
Some symptoms of CAD may include: