At the Cardiology Department of Sterling Hospitals Gurukul Ahmedabad, we deal with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease or ischemic heart disease. It is a condition that causes an insufficient supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart, leading to symptoms such as chest pain and shortness of breath. CAD can be of three types, including obstructive and non-obstructive coronary artery disease, and spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).
The major cause of CAD is the deposition of cholesterol or plaque in arteries that supply blood to the heart. Several risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, and a family history of heart disease are associated with CAD. CAD can be diagnosed through several screening tests such as ECG, echocardiogram, blood tests, exercise stress test, cardiac catheterization, angiogram, and coronary artery calcium scan.
CAD can be managed through lifestyle changes, medication, surgeries, and procedures. At our Cardiology Department, we offer advanced treatment options such as angioplasty and stenting, and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, depending on the severity of the heart condition. We aim to provide comprehensive care to our patients and help them live healthier life.