Coronary Artery Disease Assessment

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Assessment

Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when the arteries that bring blood to the heart
muscle (coronary arteries) become hardened and narrowed. The arteries harden and narrow
because of a buildup of plaque on the inner walls. Plaque is made up of cholesterol
and fatty deposits. This is called atherosclerosis. Narrowing of the coronary arteries
can limit blood flow to the heart. This means less oxygen gets to the heart. Less
oxygen can lead to angina, heart failure, irregular heart rhythm, and heart attack.

CAD is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in
the U.S. in both men and women. Other names for CAD are coronary heart disease (CHD),
heart disease, and ischemic heart disease.

First, select your gender. Then answer the questions to help learn your risk for CAD.

This assessment is not intended to replace the evaluation of a healthcare professional.