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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

How to Reverse Coronary Artery Disease

If you have heart failure, the source may well be coronary artery disease, either from heart attack (myocardial infarction) or inadequate blood supply (myocardial ischemia). The results of your diagnostic tests might have revealed evidence of coronary artery disease -- obstructions in your arteries that are damming the flow of blood to your heart muscle.

Find out what role medications and lifestyle changes play in halting or even reversing the progression of this disease.

CAD Facts

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the single leading killer of American men and women, causing approximately 500,000 deaths per year 1 of every 5 deaths. About 85% of people who die from CAD are 65 or older. Over half the people who die suddenly of this disease had no previous symptoms.

Coronary artery disease affects almost 11 million American people, divided almost equally between men and women. This disease is the leading cause of premature, permanent disability in the US labor force, accounting for 19% of disability allowance by the Social Security Administration.

Quality of Life

Coronary artery disease can prevent you from living as you want. Your personal quality of life measurement provides a measure of the effect of coronary artery disease on your life. MyCardio uses the Seattle Angina Questionnaire, which was specifically developed to measure the impact coronary artery disease is having on your day-to-day life. This questionnaire has been used extensively in clinical trials, with strong evidence of validity and reliability. Register now to discover your personal quality-of-life measurement.