Coronary artery disease involves impairment of blood flow through the coronary arteries, most commonly by atheromas. Clinical presentations include silent ischemia, angina pectoris
, acute coronary syndromes (unstable angina
, MI), and sudden cardiac death
. Diagnosis is by symptoms, ECG, stress testing, and sometimes coronary angiography. Prevention consists of modifying reversible risk factors (eg, hypercholesterolemia
, physical inactivity, smoking). Treatment includes drugs and procedures to reduce ischemia and restore or improve coronary blood flow.