A condition in which the coronary arteries-those that feed the heart muscle itself-are narrowed. As a result, the blood supply to the heart muscle is decreased. The narrowing is almost invariably due to the buildup of fatty plaques on the inner walls of the arteries.
Antioxidant Consumption and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
Emphasis on Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and ß-Carotene. A statement for health care professionals from the American Heart Association.
euroSCORE for Patients
Provides a tool to allow patients to work out their own risk for all forms of heart surgery such as CABG. Work out risk using a free calculator.
Heart Point: Coronary Artery Disease
A look at this disease, the risk factors, symptoms and possible complications including heart attack.
In depth look at coronary artery disease with colored graphics.
How Stuff Works
All the basic facts about the need for a heart bypass operation and how blood vessels are used.
Learn About Bypass
Information on coronary artery disease, or atherosclerosis, including information on risks, symptoms such as angina, and bypass surgery procedures.
Mayo Clinic: Coronary Artery Disease
A description of the most common type of heart disease, its symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
In-depth look at coronary heart disease, who is at risk, controllable and uncontrollable risks, causes, symptoms, tests, treatment, lifestyle changes and surgery.
NHS Choices: Coronary Angioplasty
Provides information on this surgical procedure that is used to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries. Includes a short video and details of why the procedure is necessary, how it is performed, recovery and risks.
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