Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease is one of the leading causes of heart attacks. When you have CAD, the arteries that supply blood to the heart harden and narrow, making it hard for blood to reach the heart muscle. Because of this, the heart does not get enough blood. This hardening and build-up of blockages within the arteries raise your risk for heart attack and stroke. If the heart should fail to pump blood into the rest of the body, tissues and organs lose their ability to gain oxygen and they can slowly begin to shut down.

Common symptoms of CAD include:

  • Chest pain
  • Pain in the back, shoulders, jaw, or neck
  • Indigestion like-feelings

Risk factors include:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Heredity
  • Diabetes
  • Lifestyle (smoking, diet, physical activity, and stress)

To keep the heart healthy and the rest of the body supplied with blood (carrying oxygen), we need to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. At Windward Heart, we make sure to provide a full set of diagnostic tests on the heart to look for any early signs of coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease cannot be cured, but with the right preventative measures in place, you can live a healthy and full life.

Call Windward Heart today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sonny Wong, Hawaii’s heart specialist.

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