Coronary Artery Disease


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What is CAD?

If you’ve been diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), you’re not alone. About 16.5 million Americans suffer from CAD, making it the most common form of heart disease.39

When you have CAD, plaque builds up in the vessels of your heart, narrowing the openings and reducing the amount of blood that can flow to your heart. Over time, this plaque can become severely calcified—or hardened—and the resulting loss of blood flow may cause chest pain, shortness of breath or, if it is left untreated, even heart attack.40 This hardened calcified plaque can make it difficult for doctors to successfully complete a balloon angioplasty or stent procedure.

We are collaborating with leading experts to innovate and lead the way in treating severely calcified coronary arteries.



Are you at risk for CAD?

Are you or your loved one:
  • Over 50 years old
  • A current or former smoker
  • Overweight or obese
Do you or your loved one:
  • Have diabetes
  • Struggle with high blood pressure or cholesterol

These are all common conditions and habits known to increase the risk of developing CAD.



CAD affects 16.5 million people in the United States, making it the most common type of heart disease39

Coronary heart disease is the cause of death for 370,000 Americans annually26

Talk to your doctor today if you or your loved one is experiencing symptoms of CAD or have any of the risk factors.

Find a doctor who is experienced using CSI devices to treat appropriate patients with CAD.


Symptoms of CAD

Have any of the following symptoms prevented you or your loved one from doing what matters?

Sweating or ``cold sweat``

Nausea or vomiting

Light-headedness, dizziness, extreme weakness or anxiety

Chest pain with or without exercise

Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath


Know your treatment options


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There are four main approaches to reduce the risk of and treat CAD:

  • Lifestyle modification
  • Medication
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • Bypass surgery

If you or your loved one is diagnosed with CAD early, many doctors will recommend lifestyle changes, such as eating healthier and exercising. Physicians may also prescribe medication to prevent blood clots that could cause a heart attack or stroke or to treat risk factors like high blood pressure or cholesterol.

In some cases your doctor may recommend other treatment options. CSI’s Diamondback 360 Coronary OAS reduces calcified plaque buildup in the arteries to help the physician successfully deliver a stent and restore blood flow.

If you’ve already been diagnosed with CAD, you may want to ask your doctor if orbital atherectomy is a treatment option for you.



Talk to Your Doctor

Only a healthcare professional can diagnose you or a loved one with CAD.

If you believe you are at risk for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), discuss this concern with your healthcare provider. Below are topics to discuss to help identify if you should be tested for CAD and what you can do to lower your risk.

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  • What kind of tests do you use to diagnose CAD?

  • What treatment options are available to treat CAD?

  • Does my medical history raise my risk for CAD?

  • If I have CAD, what steps should I take to treat it?

  • Will CAD increase my risk for other conditions?

  • What can I do to quit smoking?

  • Is there a healthy eating and exercise plan that I should adhere to?


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Take charge

Talk to your doctor today if you or your loved one is experiencing symptoms of CAD or have any of the risk factors.

Find a doctor who is experienced using CSI devices to treat appropriate patients with CAD.