Coronary Artery Disease

It’s important to diagnosis and treat coronary artery disease (CAD) to reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke. 

At UVA, you’ll have a team of experienced and dedicated doctors, surgeons, nurses and more — all working to ensure you have the most innovative and effective treatment options available.

In the News

UVA researchers have uncovered new information about the artery-hardening that leads to heart attacks and is the leading cause of death worldwide, atherosclerosis. These new discoveries force researchers to discard some of their previous assumptions about the disease and reassess their approach to developing treatments.

Coronary Artery Disease

It’s important to diagnosis and treat coronary artery disease to reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke.

Coronary Artery Disease

It’s important to diagnosis and treat coronary artery disease (CAD) to reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke. 

At UVA, you’ll have a team of experienced and dedicated doctors, surgeons, nurses and more — all working to ensure you have the most innovative and effective treatment options available.

In the News

UVA researchers have uncovered new information about the artery-hardening that leads to heart attacks and is the leading cause of death worldwide, atherosclerosis. These new discoveries force researchers to discard some of their previous assumptions about the disease and reassess their approach to developing treatments.

Innovative Treatment Options

  • Doctors all over the United States refer complex heart disease cases to UVA, including repeat or "redo" heart surgeries that are more becoming common. Our multidisciplinary team can offer the expertise and less invasive treatment options that can help patients achieve a successful recovery. 

    Learn more about our coronary artery disease treatment options.

Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

Diagnosis at UVA

Coronary arteries bring oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle. CAD is the narrowing of these arteries, which can cause tissue damage to areas of the heart.

Chest pain, also called angina, is the most common symptom. Angina may be described as a burning, squeezing or tightness in your chest, neck or upper arm and is caused by inadequate blood supply to your heart. If it’s not treated, it may lead to a heart attack. 

We diagnose you using:

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Blood work
  • Stress test
  • Cardiac catheterization 
  • Cardiac CT or MRI
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Brandy Patterson, MD, shares ways to get heart healthy.

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