Coronary artery disease occurs when blockages of the coronary arteries reduce or stop blood flow to the heart, which is damaged by the resulting lack of oxygen. It is the number-one cause of death among both men and women in the United States today.
At Duke Heart Center, each patient receives an individual care plan created by a team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and other physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, patient resource managers, and dieticians.
Treatment for coronary artery disease at Duke is provided by a team of physicians from the Divisions of Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, as well as the Duke Heart Center.
We have pioneered national efforts to improve the quality of care through clinical research and use of patient registries.
Duke cardiologists use the latest diagnostic tests to determine patients' risk for or status of heart disease and formulate appropriate treatment plans.
Some of treatment options include:
To make an appointment with a Duke heart specialist near you, call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853).