Coronary Artery Disease Treatment in Rock Hill, SC
Coronary artery disease happens when major blood vessels connecting to your heart become damaged. This type of heart disease is often caused by plaque buildups in the arteries, creating inflammation and narrowing blood vessels. Typically, the reduced blood flow to the heart will cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, and other similar symptoms. In extreme cases, the arteries can become completely blocked and cause a heart attack.
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Understand Symptoms and Prevention
Coronary artery disease develops over years or decades, so the symptoms will usually develop slowly. That is why it is crucial to understand the symptoms and what you can do to prevent coronary artery disease from developing in the first place. At Carolina Cardiology Associates, we can conduct tests to determine if you have coronary artery disease or if you are at risk. We provide coronary artery disease treatment services in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and Lancaster.
Coronary Artery Disease Information
Plaque building up in your arteries causes the blood vessels to narrow and makes it more difficult to get blood and oxygen to your heart, especially during strenuous activity. Coronary artery disease will develop as the buildup worsens and your arteries become more stressed and inflamed.
Chest pressure or tightness, general chest pain, shortness of breath, and extreme fatigue with physical activity could signify that your arteries are damaged. Several risk factors can cause arterial damage, including:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Diabetes or Insulin Resistance
- Sedentary Lifestyle
- High Stress
- Unhealthy Diet
- Family History or Heart Disease
Coronary artery disease, if left untreated, can lead to a heart attack when the damage to the arteries causes complete blockage of the blood vessel. Contact our knowledgeable physicians today to learn more about coronary artery disease and determine if you could be at risk.
Seek medical attention immediately if you think you are having a heart attack.
Contact the Coronary Artery Disease Experts
When it comes to coronary artery disease, our team of experts can put together the right treatment plan. If you have coronary artery disease or think you may be at risk, we can provide an accurate diagnosis and set you up with the right treatment plan for your condition.