Coronary disease is a condition where cholesterol, a fatty substance carried in the blood, forms a plaque on the lining of the coronary arteries. This can cause a narrowing of the artery, reducing blood and oxygen flow to the heart and causing angina or, if the arteries become completely blocked, a heart attack. Coronary disease affects nearly 13 million Americans and is the leading cause of death in the United States.
Coronary disease treatment may involve a variety of approaches, depending on the age, health and medical history of the patient. Traditional coronary disease treatment options include:
Patients needing coronary disease treatment can find state-of-the art care at Brigham and Women's Hospital, one of the world's most advanced cardiovascular care centers.
In 2008, Brigham and Women's Hospital opened the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, a world-class facility for the treatment of complex diseases of the heart, blood vessels and circulatory system. An innovative research department enables physicians to offer patients the latest techniques for treating cardiovascular disease, including coronary disease treatment, artery disease treatment, and heart failure treatment. Services are offered with the care and compassion one expects from an organization that has consistently been ranked as one of the best hospitals in America by US News and World Report.
Patients at Brigham and Women's Hospital may be eligible for one of several innovative new coronary disease surgery procedures used for coronary disease treatment, including:
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