Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis and Treatment at Sharp Memorial
Advanced, less-invasive coronary artery disease treatments to get you on the road to good health.
At Sharp Memorial Hospital, we're proud to be a leader in diagnosing and treating coronary artery disease, the most common cause of heart disease.
Coronary artery disease occurs when cholesterol builds up in the blood vessels, narrowing your coronary arteries and decreasing blood flow to your heart. This decrease in blood flow can cause chest pain, shortness of breath and — in serious cases — heart attack.
At Sharp Memorial, we offer advanced — and less invasive — therapies and techniques to diagnose and treat coronary artery disease so you can experience the quickest recovery possible.
We treat coronary artery disease with the following methods:
Several medications are effective at treating coronary artery disease, including cholesterol-modifying medications, aspirin and beta blockers.
Angioplasty and stent placement
Angioplasty and stents both help open clogged heart arteries. During an angioplasty, a tiny, temporary balloon is inflated inside a blocked artery. A stent is a tiny wire mesh tube that is permanently placed in the heart to keep the artery open.
Coronary artery bypass surgery
Our expert surgeons are seasoned in the traditional approach of coronary artery bypass surgery, and perform about 300 of these procedures each year. Through this surgery, a surgeon creates a new pathway for blood around a blocked artery in your heart.
Off-pump bypass surgery
In this procedure, our surgeons perform traditional bypass surgery without the use of a heart-lung machine, or without having to stop your heart. This method can greatly reduce the risk of stroke and other complications.
Sharp Memorial Hospital Heart and Vascular Department
San Diego, CA 92123
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