Dr. Andrew Atiemo describes coronary artery disease and discusses the symptoms. Dr. Atiemo is a cardiologist at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.
Coronary artery disease is a process that affects the arteries, which supply the heart with blood and essentially what you have is hardening of the arteries, plaque formation, which is essentially cholesterol buildup in the arteries.
This is a condition, which in its severest form can lead to heart attacks and even death. Coronary artery disease is extremely common and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the country.
There are a number of symptoms that can be a sign of coronary artery disease. Perhaps some of the classic symptoms involve chest pain, which can at times radiate into the arm or into the jaw, shortness of breath can also be a sign of coronary artery disease. Other patients can have less specific symptoms such as generalized fatigue or weakness. So there are number of symptoms that can be a clue as to the onset of coronary artery disease.
About Dr. Andrew D. Atiemo, M.D., F.A.C.C.:
Dr. Atiemo is a cardiologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, AZ. After completing his medical education at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Atiemo trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital. His passion for cardiology lead him to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland where he trained in general cardiology and interventional cardiology.
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Condition: Heart Disease, VTE, Deep Venous Thromboembolism, Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Embolism
Related Terms: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Support, Chest Pain, Cardiac Catheterization, Stress Test, Weak Heart Muscle, Vascular Trauma, Heart Muscle Inflammation, Blood Clots, Enlarged Heart
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Thunderbird, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Hospital
Location: Glendale, Arizona, Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Surprise, North Phoenix, 85306
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Expertise: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Heart Catheterization, Balloon Angioplasty, Rheolytic Thrombectomy, AngioJet®, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Preventive Cardiology, Stress Cardiomyopathy