- By Joel Streed
Medications versus surgery for heart patients: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease in the U.S, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition develops when the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood become damaged or diseased. Plaque buildup narrows your coronary arteries, causing symptoms such as chest pain and shortness of breath, and it increases your risk of heart attack.
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Todd Miller, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, tells us that certain patients with coronary artery disease may be able to manage their condition with medications instead of a procedure or surgery. To listen, click the link below.