Archbold Hosts Health Talk on Coronary Artery Disease
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Coronary artery disease, also known as coronary heart disease (or CHD), is defined by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute as a disease in which plaque builds up in coronary arteries. Plaque can build up over many years causing the arteries to narrow, which can limit blood flow to the heart and, in many cases, may result in heart attack.
“CHD is the most common type of heart disease,” said Archbold Memorial Hospital interventional cardiologist Christopher Daniels, MD. “Understanding your risk factors and learning how to control them may help prevent you from developing this disease.”
According to Daniels, CHD begins when risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels and inflammation damage the inside of coronary arteries. This damage leads to plaque buildup which can break off into the arteries and result in chest pain and discomfort for patients.
“Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women,” said Dr. Daniels. “However, medicine, lifestyle changes and certain medical procedures can help prevent and treat coronary artery disease early before any significant damage, including a heart attack or stroke, occurs.”
As part of Archbold’s continuing Health Talk free community lecture series, Dr. Daniels will present “Coronary Artery Disease: Risk Factors, Prevention and Interventional Cardiology Treatment Options,” on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6pm. Details of risk factors, prevention and treatment options for coronary artery disease will be discussed. The talk is being offered free as a clinical outreach effort to uphold Archbold’s core value of community benefit. Dr. Daniels is board certified in internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.
The lecture begins at 6pm and will be held in Williams Auditorium in the East Tower of Archbold Memorial Hospital. Dinner will be served. Pre-registration is required; call 229-584-5520 or visit www.archbold.org.