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. This raises your risk for heart attack and stroke because as the heart fails to pump blood into the rest of the body, your tissues and organs lose their ability to gain oxygen and can begin to shut down.
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.