Appointments

866.320.4573

Request an Appointment

Questions

800.223.2273

Contact us with Questions

Expand Content

Diseases & Conditions

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease Overview

Arteries that are clogged and hardened by cholesterol and fatty buildup restrict blood flow to the heart muscle. Chest pain (angina) occurs because the heart is deprived of oxygen and nutrients. When blood supply is cut off entirely, heart attack can result.

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

“Myo” means muscle and cardial refers to the heart. Infarction means death of tissue due to lack of blood supply. Heart attack is myocardial infarction, and it causes permanent damage to the heart muscle.

Women and Cardiovascular Disease

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women over age 25 in the United States. It claims the lives of more women than all forms of cancer combined. One in four women has some form of cardiovascular disease, yet only 13 percent of women identify it as the greatest health problem they face.

Women and Heart Attack

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America, and many women don’t recognize symptoms other than chest pain. In women, common signs include nausea, fatigue and shortness of breath. Women should take proactive steps like stress imaging studies and knowing risk factors.

Women, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Women with diabetes are up to five times more likely to develop heart disease. Deaths from heart and blood vessel disease in women with diabetes has increased by 23 percent in the last 30 years. More than 9.3 million women have diabetes, yet one-third of them don’t know it. The disease can be managed.


Reviewed: 04/10

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.

Schedule an Appointment

Toll-free 800.659.7822

This information is provided by Cleveland Clinic and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.

© Copyright 2014 Cleveland Clinic. All rights reserved.

HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Read the Latest from Our Experts About cctopics » Heart & Vascular Health
Recipe: Low-Cal Chocolate-Walnut Biscotti
10/24/14 4:00 p.m.
Getting back into baking now that the weather has turned crisp once again? Try our chocolate-walnut biscotti. They’ll satisfy any chocolate lover and they’re a great health...
by Heart & Vascular Team
Why Your Low-T Medications May Not Be Safe
10/23/14 8:31 a.m.
If you’re taking a medication for low testosterone to ward off the effects of aging – such as decreased l...
Running is a Life-Saver, Study Finds
10/22/14 8:13 a.m.
A new study finds that running just a few minutes each day may significantly decrease your risk for heart disea...
How Doctors ID the Best Treatment for Esophageal Cancer (Video)
10/20/14 8:56 a.m.
Successful treatment of cancer of the esophagus hinges on finding the right treatment for the right patient at ...
Recipe: Spicy Beef Chili With Butternut Squash
10/17/14 8:00 a.m.
With a perfect flavor balance between the heat of the chili and the sweetness of the squash, this one-pot meal ...