Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease Treatment

Your heart works tirelessly, day and night, like a determined engine in your body’s complex system. But what happens when your coronary arteries start to clog up? Not as much vital fuel reaches the engine, making it less efficient and potentially leading to serious problems. This is what happens in coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart disease that is silently affecting millions worldwide. Thankfully, it's manageable and treatable, especially with early detection and the right medical approach. At Capitol Cardiology Associates, we specialize in treating, understanding, and managing CAD. Our team of professional cardiologists is here to help deliver professional coronary artery disease treatment with advanced diagnostic tools and personalized treatment plans. Keep reading to learn more about CAD and how it might affect you. 

The Science Behind Coronary Artery Disease

CAD begins with the buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries. This plaque is a complex mix of fats, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances that harden and narrow the arteries, a process known as atherosclerosis. When these arteries, which supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart, are narrowed, your heart receives less blood. This can lead to dangerous symptoms and complications, so understanding the risk factors is important. Age, family history, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle all play roles in the development of CAD. Our approach is rooted in the latest scientific research to make sure that we address all these factors in our assessments and treatment planning.

Interventional Procedures for Coronary Artery Disease

When lifestyle changes and medications are not enough to manage the risks associated with coronary artery disease, interventional procedures may be necessary. Today’s cardiologists offer a range of state-of-the-art options:

  • Angioplasty and Stent Placement: This procedure involves inflating a tiny balloon inside your narrowed artery and often placing a stent to keep the artery open.
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Often recommended when multiple arteries are severely blocked, this surgery creates new paths around the blocked arteries to improve blood flow to your heart.
  • Other Minimally Invasive Techniques: Including laser therapy and atherectomy, can help remove plaque or increase artery size.

Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

Take charge of your heart health today by recognizing the signs of coronary artery disease. Common symptoms include:

  • Chest pain or discomfort: Often felt as a pressure or squeezing sensation in the chest.
  • Shortness of breath: Especially during physical activities.
  • Fatigue: Feeling unusually tired all the time.
  • Heart attack: Severe symptoms such as pain in the chest, shoulder, back, or arms, nausea, sweating, and severe shortness of breath.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s vital that you seek medical advice immediately. 

Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Artery Disease

Long-term Management Strategies for Coronary Artery Disease

Managing coronary artery disease is a lifelong commitment that involves a partnership between you and your healthcare team. A holistic approach to long-term management  includes:

  • Lifestyle Changes: Eating a heart-healthy diet, increasing physical activities, quitting smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Medication: Using medications to manage symptoms and reduce risks such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.
  • Regular Monitoring and Check-ups: Keep regular appointments with your local cardiologist to monitor heart health and adjust treatments as necessary.
  • Education and Support: Providing resources and support to help you understand your condition and live a healthier life.

Do You Need Coronary Artery Disease Treatment?

At Capitol Cardiology Associates, our team of dedicated specialists works hard to make sure that you receive the highest quality care. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you manage your heart health.

Review of Exceptional Healthcare Services

Jose Mendoza

My experience with the Capitol Cardiology Associates office was outstanding. From the time I initially talked to Dr Shetty on the phone to the moment I checked out. I had a very pleasant encounter with the front desk personnel. The staff is kind, gentle and informative. Pamela was very efficient, skilled and smart.  Took time to explain the procedure and broke it down in easy terms. I recommend this group with no reservations to whoever needs a cardiologist.

Bobbie Shockley

Even the office was excited busy, the staff remains super courteous and respectful. Dr. Shetty and his students were kind and efficient. Check out is a breeze. Those with disabilities were treated with great respect. I feel well cared for here at Capitol  Cardiology.

Isatu Sesay

Dr Raj Shetty. I wanted to thank you so so much, my blood pressure is normal now praise God.All because of you, my physician cannot get it in control then he Reffered me to you. I thank God and you because it’s all in control now. May God continue to bless your hand , you are so patient.

Jeanette McQueen

I had an excellent experience at Capitol Cardiology Associates. From the moment I walked into the suite everyone was friendly and courteous. When I was taken in the back the Medical Assistant was very professional and made me feel comfortable. My Cardiologist, Dr. Venugopal, had an excellent bedside manner and reassured me that all was okay. The checkout receptionist was very helpful as well. She made sure I had all the documents I needed and provided a copy to my primary care physician. Well done guys!??

Kuron Rice

On my first visit to Capitol Cardiology Associates, the staff were punctual, professional & friendly.  I enjoyed every aspect of the visit. The lady who checks you in has high energy & is very fun. My nurse was very nice as well. But my doctor, Dr. Foushee was attentive to symptoms & asked lots of question to find out the problem & it's source. For top notch service visit Capitol Cardiology Associates!!!

Bonnie Moreland

Everyone that I had contact with in the office were so pleasant. I feel Claire, PA listened to me about my concerns. She assured me that tests will be done and we'll figure out what's going on and that I'll be feeling better soon.

James Churchill

This was my first visit to a specialist, Dr. Venugopal. While the appointment took time to get, I was greeted promptly, the staff treated me well both coming in and leaving and the doctor is one of the finest I've encountered. Not only was he informative, his professional demeanor was complemented by a a humor that matched my own, a talent not always found in potentially serious situations. I would highly recommend!

J D McCall

Dr. Forrester is very professional, competent, thorough and caring. He is thoughtful, knowledgeable & attentive.The staff are very kind, professional & attentive as well. Overall excellent place to go.

Yvonne Martinez Vega

I have had positive experience with the staff of Capital Cardiology. They are courteous, professional and efficient. Dr. Clarence Findley is fabulous. He takes his time explaining , asking questions etc. Not something one sees now a days.

Rhonda McNair

I really was sick not knowing just how sick. My PC referred me to Dr. Clarence Fendly with only three visits two office and one hospital I am great. I thank God for him. He explained everything to me where I could understand,  but he's gone now, and I am going to miss him. I feel sorry for all on this side of the earth that never had the opportunity to get his help. Where ever he's moved on to someone will be blessed. Thanks Dr. Fendley. Rhonda McNair