Coronary Heart Disease (CAD)
Coronary artery disease is caused by the build up of cholesterol deposits in walls of the coronary arteries. This is called plaque and may result in the narrowing or occlusion of the artery. Coronary artery disease can lead to angina, acute coronary syndrome (eg. myocardial infarction or heart attack).
Treatments for coronary artery disease (CAD) aim to improve blood and oxygen supply to the heart and also reduce the risk of the condition and its speed of progression.
Improving the blood and oxygen supply to the heart:
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI also known as angioplasty)
- Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
Consult Dr Ang to understand the different treatment options and which is best suited for you.