Nicholas DiDomenico, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursValley Internal Medicine
Van Nuys, CA 91405
- Anthem Blue Cross of California
- Blue Shield of California
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Health Net
- PacifiCare/Secure Horizons
- SCAN/Smart Care Health Plans
- Universal Care
- Encino Hospital Medical Center
- Tarzana Regional Medical Center
- Valley Presbyterian Hospital
What is coronary artery disease (CAD)?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredCoronary artery disease, or CAD, refers to build up of a fatty material called plaque, which can slow, or block the flow of blood in the coronary arteries (the blood vessels that supply blood containing oxygen and nutrients to the heart). Learn more about coronary artery disease by watching this animation.
What is Cardiotendonus Xanthomatosis?
Discovery Health answeredYou've been diagnosed with WHAT? Can you pronounce it? Where do they get these disease names? What do they mean? Dr. John Whyte explains in this Discovery Health video.
Does coronary heart disease affect children?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Coronary heart disease develops slowly over decades as plaque builds up and hardens your arteries. Childhood cardiac disorders are not caused by coronary heart disease. Lifestyle factors play a major role in coronary heart disease, however, and dangerous plaque deposits can begin to build up starting in childhood. Help your child get a healthy head-start by teaching them good nutrition habits and encouraging exercise. Elevated cholesterol early in life can lead to long-term damage. Monitor your child's cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Explain the dangers of smoking, and set a good example by not smoking yourself.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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