Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
CAD affects the arteries that supply blood to the heart. It occurs when the coronary arteries become narrowed by a buildup of plaque. Untreated it can lead to a heart attack.
Often if you have CAD in one part of your body, you likely have disease in other arteries in your body – Coronary Heart Disease, Carotid Artery Disease and Peripheral Artery Disease are all a result of plaque buildup in the body.