Coronary Artery Disease And Its Signs And Symptoms, Diagnostic Procedures And Treatment

937 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
In this paper this author will discuss about the origin of coronary artery disease, its signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures and treatment, prognosis and prevention, and how it affects lifestyle. The reason that this author chooses coronary artery disease as a topic for this paper is, she wants to know more about the coronary artery disease since it runs on her father’s side of the family. In fact, she lost both her great grandfather and one of her uncles due to coronary artery disease. Additionally, her father had coronary angioplasty surgery and inserted two stents into his arteries. The coronary artery disease requires one to change his lifestyle; therefore, the conclusion of this paper will focus on what individuals need to do to improve the condition of the disease and how they can prevent it.
I. Origin of Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease is caused by a condition called atherosclerosis, which is the accumulation of plaque in arteries (Tamparo & Lewis, 2011, p. 323). As plaque builds up in the coronary artery, the blood vessel becomes hardened and narrower. Consequently, the accumulated plaque causes a blood clot and it triggers a serious complication such as myocardial infarction. First, one of the most significant risk factors that contribute to coronary artery disease is heredity (Tamparo & Lewis, 2011, p. 323). If one has a family member who developed heart disease at an early age, he has a higher chance of developing coronary artery disease…

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