Coronary artery disease usually is diagnosed after a person has chest pain or other symptoms such as shortness of breath with physical activity.
Your doctor will examine you, paying special attention to your chest and heart. During the physical examination, your doctor will press on your chest to see if it is tender. Tenderness in the area where you have chest pain could be a sign of a non-cardiac problem involving chest muscles, ribs or rib joints. Your doctor will use a stethoscope...Read more
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Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Coronary artery disease (CAD), also called heart disease or ischemic heart disease, results from a complex process known as atherosclerosis (commonly... Read more »