Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death, both in the UK and worldwide.
It occurs when coronary arteries become narrowed by a build-up of fatty material in arteries over the course of one’s life (atherosclerosis).
Eventually, this can cause pain and discomfort in the chest on exertion (angina). If a complete blockage (even if transiently), this can result in a Myocardial Infarction (heart attack), which is potentially fatal.
Coronary artery disease can cause chest discomfort (angina) or breathlessness and this often occurs with physical exertion, climbing up inclines or with stress.
Risk factors that can accelerate atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease include:
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol and lipids
- lack of exercise
- ethnicity (e.g. South Asian – Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi heritage)
- family history of heart conditions or coronary artery disease.
Dr Modi is a recognised top heart specialist when it comes to coronary artery disease. Uniquely, he can offer assessment and management of not only disease affecting the large blood vessels supplying the heart but also the much smaller blood vessels (microvascular coronary artery disease).
You can book an appointment with Dr Modi to investigate and treat coronary artery disease at one of the private clinics he is affiliated with by contacting his secretary via email or using the contact form on this website.
Think you might have coronary artery disease?
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