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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries caused by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis (sometimes called “hardening” or “clogging” of the arteries) is the build-up of cholesterol and fatty deposits (plaque) inside the arteries.  As the plaque builds up, it becomes harder for blood to flow to the heart.

Cleveland Clinic is a regional and national referral center for the interventional (percutaneous) and surgical treatment of patients with coronary artery disease.  The medical team is experienced in treating patients with complex medical histories, many types of blockages (including total coronary occlusion) and repeat procedures. 

Cleveland Clinic is among the 15% of U.S. hospitals that achieved an overall three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for coronary artery bypass surgery.  The rating reflects the highest quality of cardiac surgery.

The Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute offers specialty centers and clinics for patients whose treatment requires the expertise of a group of doctors and surgeons who focus on a specific condition.

Advanced Ischemic Heart Disease Center

Providing patients with severe coronary artery disease options for treatment

Preventive Cardiology Programs and Clinics
Medication and lifestyle guidance to prevent cardiovascular disease and its progression.
Women’s Cardiovascular Center
Provides comprehensive cardiovascular medical care to women, with a special focus on prevention of cardiovascular disease.

The centers and clinics above, offers treatment to very specific patients.  However, cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons in The Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute are experienced experts in treating all patients with coronary artery disease.

Click on the following links to learn more about the physicians who treat patients with coronary artery disease:

Talk to a Nurse: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (ET)

Call a Heart & Vascular Nurse locally 216.445.9288 or toll-free 866.289.6911.

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