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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease occurs when fatty deposits, or plaque, builds up within the inner walls of these arteries, leading to partial or complete blockages. Coronary artery disease progresses slowly and can often go undiagnosed for a long period of time. The consequences can be life-threatening. MCI expert cardiologists are specially-trained to open these blockages with traditional stents. 

Risk Factors

There are risk factors which can make certain individuals more susceptible than others. While some of these will be beyond a patient’s control, there are several which can be influenced to greatly reduce overall risk. 

  • Smoking
  • Age (over 65)
  • Family history
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Lack of physical activity