Heart Disease Center—Angina and CAD

General Overview

Angina pectoris is a disease marked by brief paroxysmal attacks of chest pain precipitated by deficient oxygenation of the heart muscles. MoreCoronary artery disease , also called coronary disease or coronary heart disease, is a condition (as sclerosis or thrombosis) that reduces the blood flow through the coronary arteries to the heart muscle. More


Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures

Preventing Angina and CAD

Achieving and maintaining a healthful weightNever mind the fad diets, weight-loss pills, and zany herbal remedies—it all comes down to a balanced diet and a regular exercise program.Eating a diet low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterolA high level of cholesterol in the blood is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, which leads to heart attack. Learn about the different kinds of fats and how you can make better food choices.Start a regular exercise programExercise helps keep your body healthy and your tissue and organs working properly. In keeping your body in good working order, exercise also helps ward off many diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and many others.

Preventing Angina and CAD (Continued)

rerun imageTips for reducing stress in your lifeMany people feel stress often; some even feel it as a part of their daily lives. Stress has been implicated as a possible cause of—or at least exacerbating some of the symptoms of—numerous conditions, including coronary artery disease.Rerun imageTips to help you stop smokingCigarette smoking is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. If you have thought about quitting but haven’t been able to, here are some reasons why you should and some ways to do it.

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Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

American Heart Association National Center
http://www.american heart.org

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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