Heart and Circulatory System

Why is so much attention focused on coronary artery disease?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Coronary Artery Disease
    Coronary artery disease, or CAD, prevents the heart muscle from getting the oxygen and fuel it needs. It is the most common cause of death in the United States. And there is a lot that can be done to prevent and treat it. Watch this animation for more information about this important health problem.

  • ADr. Lawrence Cohn, MD, Cardiac Surgery, answered on behalf of Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Coronary artery is the most common cardiac disease entity in the United States and is the single most common cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States surpassing cancer of all causes. 
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